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Malala Yousafzai arrives in Pakistan to visit Flood-Hit areas

Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai on Tuesday landed in Karachi to visit the flood-hit areas of Sindh. 24-year-old Malala, holds the distinction of being the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history. She is being accompanied by her parents during the trip amid strict security. This is the second time that the 2014 Nobel peace prize winner has visited Pakistan. The peace prize winner is set to visit flood-affected areas and meet victims after inundation wreaked havoc across Pakistan.

Nobel Peace Prize

In 2012, she was shot in the head by a Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) gunman after being targeted for her fight against militants’ efforts to deny women education. She subsequently became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her education advocacy. This is her second visit to Pakistan after she moved to London following the attack on her.

Girls’ education is a climate solution

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 described how climate change disrupted her own education. By flooding her school and many others in the area.

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