Actor and Assam Tourism Ambassador Priyanka Chopra is now in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazaar, for a field visit for UNICEF, visiting one of the largest refugee camps in the world.
Chopra, who is a global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights has visited the Syrian kids in Jordan last year.
She is there to visit one of the largest refugee camps where children are living in an atrocious condition.
Priyanka described the condition of the overcrowded refugee camps and appealed to her followers to support the good cause of UNICEF.
In an Instagram post, she wrote, 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!
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. Pls Lend your support at www.supportunicef.org
35-year-old Chopra, has worked with UNICEF for a decade and was appointed as the national and global UNICEF goodwill ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016 respectively.
She promotes causes such as environment, health and education and women’s rights among many others.
Almost 700,000 refugees have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar since August 2017, according to the UN.