September 8, 2010 – Evelyn Salt, better known as Angelina Jolie is in Pakistan, highlighting the suffering of millions of flood victims and the need for continuing aid for the displaced.
Jolie is visiting flood-hit regions today and tomorrow as the personal envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.
The Goodwill Ambassador is travelling to affected communities and meeting people involved in the relief efforts.
The award-winning actress last visited the country in November 2005 after a devastating earthquake swept northern Pakistan.
UNHCR has delivered help to almost 750,000 people, but continued flooding in many areas of southern Pakistan is creating new challenges for relief efforts.
“Pakistan remains in the midst of a massive humanitarian crisis as flooding continues across vast areas,” said Mengesha Kebede, UNHCR’s representative to Pakistan.
Jolie has called on the international community to step up aid to the region.