UNICEF brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra visits refugee camp in Bangladesh
After attending the royal wedding in the United Kingdom, UNICEF brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra flew to Bangladesh to visit the Rohingya refugee camp. The actress was in Jordan and South Africa last year to fulfill her duties as the ambassador.
Priyanka shared few pictures from the refugee camp with a small note, “I’m in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh today for a field visit with UNICEF, to one of the largest refugee camps in the world. In the second half of 2017, the world saw horrific images of ethnic cleansing from the Rakhine State of Myanmar(Burma). This violence drove nearly 700,000 Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh – 60% are children! (Also Read: In Pics: Priyanka Chopra has a gala time with Bride Squad at the royal wedding)
Many months later they are still highly vulnerable, living in overcrowded camps with no idea when or where they will ever belong…even worse, when they will get their next meal. AND…as they finally start to settle and feel a sense of safety, monsoon season looms…threatening to destroy all that they’ve built so far. This is an entire generation of children that have no future in sight. Through their smiles I could see the vacancy in their eyes.
These children are at the forefront of this humanitarian crisis, and they desperately need our help.
The world needs to care. We need to care.
These kids are our future.”
Check out the photos here:
On the work front, the actress will soon be seen opposite Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar’s upcoming film ‘Bharat’. The film will hit theaters on EID 2019.