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Angelina Jolie travels to Pakistan for the purpose of meeting flood victims

Angelina Jolie travelled to Pakistan to aid those impacted by flood and heavy rains on Tuesday. More than 1,400 people have died and over 33 million have been affected by monsoon rains and record flooding that have severely impacted the country’s north-western provinces.

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Angelina Jolie served as the UN’s Special Envoy for Refugees

The actor, who has served as the UN’s Special Envoy for Refugees since 2011, met the victims in person. She was seen greeting people and conversing with them.

Jolie, who also serves as a special representative for the UNHCR, arrived in Dadu, Sindh, on Tuesday. Dadu is the place where waterborne illnesses have killed nearly 300 people since July. The International Rescue Committee organised her visit so that she could “gain understanding of the situation, and to hear from people affected directly about their needs, and about steps to prevent such suffering in the future,” according to the statement from the international charity organisation.

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According to the Associated Press, the floods that struck Pakistan in the middle of June have killed hundreds of people, destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, and left half a million people homeless.

Fans of Angelina complimented her for her involvement with the community. “Respect,” one of her admirers wrote. One more admirer remarked, “Bless her beautiful soul.” “Heart winning lady,” a third person wrote.

Jolie has previously travelled to Pakistan on several occasions, most notably in 2005 after a terrible earthquake that claimed more than 80,000 lives.

Statement made by her

“I am here as a friend to Pakistan and the many warm friends and relationships I have here and will continue to return. My heart is very much with people at this time,” she is heard saying in a video clip.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before. I came first because of the generosity that the Pakistani people have shown to the people of Afghanistan over the years as a host country.”

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Jolie was given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an honorary Academy Award, in November 2013. She was named an Honorary Dame in June 2014 in recognition of her contributions to UK foreign policy and work to end sexual assault in conflict areas.

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