Published On : Sat, Jan 28th, 2017

Heartbroken by Donald Trumps order: Malala

Malala Yousafzai

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New Delhi: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student activist and Nobel Peace laureate, said she was heartbroken by Donald Trumps order on refugees and urged the US president not to abandon the worlds most defenseless.

I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war, said the 19-year-old, shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 after publicly advocating education for girls in her home country.

In this time of uncertainty and unrest around the world, I ask President Trump not to turn his back on the worlds most defenseless children and families, she added in a statement just moments after Trump signed the decree. Yousafzai is the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which she shared in 2014 with Indias Kailash Satyarthi, a fellow education activist.