Malala arrives in flood solidarity visit

Nobel laureate returns to country to help raise international attention, humanitarian aid

October 11, 2022
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai visited an elementary school in the Central District of Karachi. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY


Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday returned to her native country to meet flood victims, 10 years after a Taliban assassination attempt against her.

Her visit -- only the second since she was flown to Britain for life-saving treatment -- comes as thousands of people protested in her hometown, where the same militant group is once again on the rise.

On Tuesday, she landed in Karachi, from where she will travel to areas devastated by unprecedented monsoon flooding.

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Her visit aims "to help keep international attention focused on the impact of floods in Pakistan and reinforce the need for critical humanitarian aid", her organisation Malala Fund said in a statement.

Pakistan’s Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai visited a school in the southern port city of Karachi on Tuesday, stressing the need for improvement in the quality of education, particularly for girls.

Yousafzai, who is also the “UN Messenger of Peace” with a special focus on girls’ education, visited an elementary school in the Central District of Karachi and remained there for an hour.

She will visit the flood-wrecked Dadu district and meet the victims on Wednesday.



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