Pakistani girl shot by Taliban visits children in camp

Malala Yousafzai, visits Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. A teenage Pakistani activist who came to the international limelight when she was shot by the Taliban said Tuesday that the plight of Syrian refugee children deprived of proper education was a stark reminder of the "dark days" Pakistani children under their hard-line rulers. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

February 18, 2014 4:51:07 PM PST
A Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban is now visiting children in a camp for Syrian refugees.

Malala Yousafzai was shot by a Taliban gunman when she was traveling home from school in 2012 after she publicly denounced the Taliban.

Now, she's a global advocate for girls' education.

On Tuesday, she toured a refugee camp in Jordan and visited with Syrian girls forced to flee that country's civil war.

"Now I have seen the fact and I think that it is my responsibility and our responsibility to go and tell the world what is happening here and to tell them to help these children," Yousafzai said.

Yousafzai said her organization, the Malala Fund, would start a school in the camp to help provide education for girls.

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