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Malala Yousafzai arrives in Pakistan to visit flood victims

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to visit the flood-affected regions of the country.

Malala and her parents reached Karachi through Qatar Airways’ flight 604 and were taken to her residence under tight security.

The peace prize winner is set to visit flood-affected areas and meet victims after inundation wreaked havoc across Pakistan.

 

Bio of Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, the largest city in the Swat Valley in what is now the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. She is the daughter of Ziauddin and Tor Pekai Yousafzai and has two younger brothers. At a very young age, Malala developed a thirst for knowledge.

Youngest Nobel Prize winner

Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight for the right of every child to receive an education. She was born in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. When the Islamic Taliban movement took control of the valley in 2008, girls’ schools were burned down.

climate-related : The fight against climate change is also a fight for the right to education of girls, millions of whom lose access to schools due to climate-related events, Malala told Reuters earlier this year.

Yousafzai was speaking outside the Swedish parliament where she joined environmental campaigners Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate at one of the climate protests which have been held there every week since 2018 and sparked a global movement.

 

“Due to climate-related events, millions of girls lose their access to schools. Events like droughts and floods impact schools directly, displacements are caused due to some of these events,” Yousafzai said in an interview.

“Because of that, girls are impacted the most: they are the first ones to drop out of schools and the last ones to return.”

During the demonstration, Yousafzai recounted a story of how her own education was interrupted by climate change as her school and many others in the locality were flooded.

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