Malala asks international community to provide aid for flood relief efforts so girls can return to school
Noble Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai visited the flood-hit areas of Pakistan and met victims of the recent floods.
Malala Yousafzai arrived in Pakistan on October 11 to look after the flood relief efforts. She has visited the victims of flood-stricken areas and also inspected the situation after the calamity.
Two days after her arrival in Pakistan, Malala shared details of the disastrous situation in Pakistan due to floods and asks the international community to provide aid for flood relief so the girls affected by floods will continue their education soon.
Taking to Instagram, Malala shared pictures from her visit to different flood-hit areas of Sindh and wrote, “This week, I returned to Pakistan to visit communities and hear from young women and educators impacted by this summer’s devastating floods that destroyed an estimated 24,000 schools. Half of those were in Sindh”.
The peace award winner further wrote, “The destruction is astounding. Some villages are still sunk under water. People are waiting for their homes, schools, hospitals and shops to be repaired and reconstructed”.
Malala stresses the psychological and economic impact on women and girls especially and wrote, “Governments — federal and provisional — need to accelerate response and ensure people get the resources they need to survive, and to return to their lives and educations. Malala Fund has committed emergency grants to local organisations in Pakistan to support flood relief”.
Malala appealed to the international community to provide aid to flood affectees. “I hope the international community and country leaders can continue to provide emergency aid and ensure girls can safely return to school soon”, Malala concluded.