Angelina Jolie travels to Pakistan in hope of raising awareness on floods

Angelina Jolie traveled to flood-stricken Pakistan in an effort to raise awareness of the humanitarian disaster there, according to a statement released by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

The death toll from Pakistan’s floods has risen to 1,545, including 18 children, according to official statistics.

A total of 678 people have died in Sindh since June 14, followed by 306 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 299 in Balochistan, said the country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

It added that 191 people have lost their lives in the northeastern Punjab province, 48 in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and 22 in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. There were 552 children and 315 women among the 1,545 fatalities, the authority’s data showed.

A total of 12,860 people have been injured in the rain and flood-related incidents across the country.

Property damage is also increasing, with over 1.95 million houses damaged, including 782,274 completely destroyed, and 959,819 livestock killed, according to the same source.

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