Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently visited Poland’s Warsaw, as Unicef’s goodwill ambassador, and met Ukrainian refugees.
She has teamed with Unicef to meet and amplify support for children and women refugees from Ukraine who have crossed the border into Poland and are currently staying in Blue Dot centres set up by Unicef and UNHCR.
In an Instagram video shared on Monday, the actor-producer-entrepreneur revealed that she is currently in Warsaw and working with the agency. “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,” she wrote. “2/3 of children from Ukraine have been displaced (internally and externally). This huge number is the devastating reality of a war where 90 per cent of the people crossing the border are women and children. I want to emphasise this is a mother and children crisis,” she captioned the video.
The video shows Priyanka interacting with the children and tearing up during the conversations. In a clip, one of the kids gives Priyanka a bunch of dolls to which she asks “Are they all Priyanka?” and the child replies in the affirmative.
Here’s the video…
In a bunch of Instagram stories, Priyanka indicated that the trip is an opportunity for her to learn and share stories of the impact the war has had on children and women and how they are healing and making the transition to a more stable life at the several Blue Dot Centres in Poland.
With this trip to Poland, Priyanka joins a group of her colleagues in Hollywood namely Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, and Ben Stiller who have used their platform to bring attention to the war and various humanitarian crises that have resulted in Ukraine and its adjoining region.