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


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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