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By early July, refugee camps were filled to capacity. The prime minister made a long-awaited announcement saying that it was safe to return to the Swat Valley. The Pakistani military had pushed the Pakistani Taliban out of the cities and into the countryside. Yousafzai’s family reunited, and on 24 July 2009 they headed home.
The day following the attack, doctors performed a decompressive craniectomy, in which part of her skull was removed to allow room for swelling. Her public profile rose even further when she was awarded Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize two months later in December. On 19 December 2011, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani awarded her the National Peace Award for Youth. At the proceedings in her honour, Yousafzai stated that she was not a member of any political party, but hoped to found a national party of her own to promote education.
American singer Madonna dedicated her song “Human Nature” to Yousafzai at a concert in Los Angeles the day of the attack, as well had a temporary Malala tattoo on her back. Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in which she compared Yousafzai to Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. Indian director Amjad Khan announced that he would be making a biographical film based on Yousafzai. After a five-hour operation, doctors successfully removed the bullet, which had lodged in her shoulder near her spinal cord.
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The prime minister directed the authorities to set up an IT campus in the Swat Degree College for Women at Yousafzai’s request, and a secondary school was renamed in her honour. By 2012, Yousafzai was planning to organise the Malala Education Foundation, which would help poor girls go to school. In 2012, Malala attended the International Marxist Tendency National Marxist Summer School.