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Angelina Jolie meets flood-affected people in southern Pakistan

12:57 PM | 21 Sep, 2022
Angelina Jolie meets flood-affected people in southern Pakistan
Source: IRC - International Rescue Committee (Twitter)

KARACHI – Hollywood star and UN humanitarian Angelina Jolie has visited flood-hit areas in southern Pakistan to communicate directly with the affected people.

The special envoy to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees visited the South Asian country to draw international attention to the country's unfolding humanitarian crisis as massive floods have killed more than 1,500 people and made millions of people homeless.

In a statement, the International Rescue Committee said the 47-year-old is visiting Pakistan to support communities affected by the devastating floods.

The noted Hollywood, who amassed millions of fans, will gain an understanding of the grave situation and will interact with people to know people’s needs, and about steps to prevent such suffering in the future.

Furthermore, Jolie is scheduled to visit the IRC's response operations and local organizations that are assisting displaced people.

The Wanted fame is no stranger to the country with the second-largest Muslim population as she had visited the country several times since becoming a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency.

She last visited Pakistan in 2010 following the massive floods that devastated parts of the country. Prior to that, she had toured the country thrice to highlight the decades-long plight of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan.

She recently visited after record monsoon rains submerged a third of the country's land, and impacted an estimated 33 million more, washing away infrastructure, and livestock.

Meanwhile, officials have warned it could take up months for the sea-like waters to recede in the country's hardest-hit areas, while waterborne diseases including cholera and dengue are on the rise.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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