For a decade now, Priyanka Chopra has been associated with the international welfare organization UNICEF. After working towards causes pertaining to child rights and women rights, Priyanka Chopra has now visited Kutupalong, a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, which is one of the largest refugee camps in the world.
India has a somewhat reticent stand on the Rohingya crisis. Earlier this year, the central government told the Supreme Court that it did not want India to become the refugee capital of the world.
The Quantico actor on her Instagram posted photos with the children along with describing the condition of the overcrowded refugee camps. She even appealed to her followers for the support.
In the caption, Priyanka 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!”
She further added, “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 https://www.supportunicef.org#ChildrenUprooted @unicef @unicefbangladesh.”
Here are some of the other pictures.
She shared some on her Instagram stories as well.
Earlier on Monday, before starting her journey, she tweeted a picture en route Bangladesh and wrote: “Follow my Instagram to share my experiences as I visit the #Rohingya #Refugee camps on this #UnicefFieldVisit. #ChildrenUprooted. The world needs to care. We need to care.”
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 21, 2018
According to the UN, almost 700,000 refugees have fled due to violence in neighbouring Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar since August 2017.