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Priyanka Chopra, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, uploaded a video from her trip to Poland, where she met refugees from Ukraine who had to abandon their country because of the Russian invasion.
She spent time with women and children, and posted information on social media about the biggest global refugee issue.
In one case, Priyanka was seen having a great time with Ukrainian kids in the video. the kids present her a few handcrafted dolls and give her the name Priyanka. In another one, she is seen breaking down hearing the refugees’ stories.
The star posted a video of herself interacting with kids on her Instagram feed. As they draw pictures on the table, she joins in the activity as well. The 40-year-old actor smiles and inquires if all of the dolls are named after her as they hand her the collection, to which they joyfully respond in the positive. Another video shows a woman talking about her experience not being able to bring her family to Poland with her. At that precise time, the actor sobs and holds her hands in private.
Priyanka Chopra shared the video on Instagram and wrote a lengthy comment outlining the predicament for these mothers and children. “The invisible wounds of war are the ones we don’t usually see on the news. Yet, they were so evident to me today as started day 1 of my @unicef mission in Warsaw. 2/3 of Children from Ukraine have been displaced (internally and externally). This HUGE number is the devastating reality of a war where 90% of the people crossing the border are women and children. 70% of those who have fled, crossed the border into Poland, and large government supported Reception Centres have been set up to make the transition as easy as possible,” she wrote.
The actress further added, “@unicef responded to this emergency by setting up Blue Dot Centres in 11 locations across Poland and 37 across the region together with @refugees. The Blue Dot Centers play a very necessary role, and in many ways are a rare safe haven for women and especially the children. They offer so much…. Access to important, relevant information, mental health support, providing mother and baby areas to allow them much needed privacy, and play areas, which are so critical for kids who come from conflict situations to be able to feel a sense of normalcy. It is predominantly staffed by Ukrainians including many who have also fled the war themselves.”
Regarding her professional life, Priyanka Chopra will appear in the Russo Brothers-produced Citadel, an exclusive Amazon Prime Video production. She will also act in the Farhan Akhtar’s film Jee Le Zara alongside Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif.