New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra, who is a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, visited Poland to meet the refugees of the Ukrainian war. She shared a video from her time in Poland where she met women and kids who were forced to flee Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.
In the video, Priyanka can also be seen breaking down while listening to a refugee woman’s story of how her family member couldn’t join them in Poland. Priyanka also played with Ukrainian children, and did drawing and painting with them. Kids also gave her handmade dolls saying that they are named after her.
Sharing the video on Instagram, she wrote, ““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 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 (sic).”
On Work front
Priyanka Chopra has multiple projects lined up. She will soon be seen in Citadel also starring Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra. The project is backed by Amazon and helmed by the Russo Brothers.
Priyanka also has a romantic comedy in her kitty alongside Mindy Kaling. In Bollywood, she will be working with Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif in ‘Jee Le Zaraa’. It’s a road movie directed by Farhan Akhtar.