The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, visited victims of the catastrophic floods that hit Pakistan on Wednesday, in her second visit to her country since a decade ago it was the target of an assassination attempt by the Taliban.
, causing 8 million displaced people and about 28,000 million dollars in damage, according to estimates.
Now, the authorities face a health crisis due to an outbreak of malaria, dengue fever and malnutrition among displaced people living in camps throughout the country.
Yousafzai visited camps in rural Sindh province where she met with women who fled their villages submerged by water, whom she described as “very brave” people, according to a statement released by the ministerial authority’s office. from the province.
Malala Yousafzai was only 15 years old when militants from the Pakistani Taliban, an independent group but with an ideology in common with the movement in Afghanistan, shot her in the head for her campaign in favor of female education.
The teenager was evacuated to the United Kingdom to receive life-saving treatment and became a world leader in the fight for education, becoming the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
The Pakistani Taliban Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) staged a long-running insurgency until a major military campaign in 2014 restored security in the northwest of the country.
But the group has resurfaced in the region after the return of the Afghan Taliban to power in Kabul and on Tuesday thousands of people protested against deteriorating security.