Angelina Jolie visits flood-hit Pakistan

18:24, September 07, 2010      

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U.S. actress Angelina Jolie poses as she arrives at the German premiere of her new movie "Salt" in Berlin August 18, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan Tuesday to meet flood victims and call for more international aid, media reported citing UN refugee agency.

"UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan today to meet people affected by the floods and to highlight the continued urgent need for help," the agency said in a statement.

The 34-year-old star began her trip as the UN said donations from the international community had stalled.

This is Jolie's fourth visit to Pakistan since she became a UNHCR goodwill ambassador in 2001.

Jolie, who has donated 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Pakistan relief funds of the UNHCR, would highlight the plight of flood survivors.

Pakistan's worst-ever floods have affected 21 million people and killed over 1,752 by Monday .

About 1,000 bridges and over 4,000 km of long roads have been damaged, re-construction of which would cost 8 to 9 billion rupees (94 to 106 million U.S. dollars), Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said in a meeting Monday.

Source: Xinhua


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