World Refugee Day 2019: Priyanka Chopra posts a heartfelt video and message
Priyanka Chopra was also made International UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2016.
Apart from being a successful international actress and singer, Priyanka Chopra is also known to speak up for social causes. Be it Child Rights, Girl Child Education, or causes like gender equality, the actress is known to call a spade a spade and spread awareness about it. In 2010, she was appointed as the National UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights. In 2016 too, she was made the International UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights.
June 20 is marked as the World Refugee Day. The actress took it to her social media handle to post about it and help spread awareness on it. She posted a video of her with refugee children she has paid a visit to. The clip is a compilation of all her visits where she can be seen interacting, teaching and playing with kids.
She wrote a long caption with the clip which read, “the truth is quite simple...the future of this world lies in the hands of the children of today. But the harsh reality is that there is an entire generation of innocent children growing up right now without any prospects for their future.”
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The truth is quite simple...the future of this world lies in the hands of the children of today. But the harsh reality is that there is an entire generation of innocent children growing up right now without any prospects for thier future...these children are affected by displacement due to serious conflict and emergencies in thier various regions. When families are forced to leave their homes due to violence, persecution, and natural disasters, they are torn apart and it's the children that end up suffering the most. The numbers are staggering, yes...but we have to continue to stand for them, in whatever capacity we can as individuals. They are the future and we need to help. Join me and @unicef by clicking the link in my bio to help keep refugee children safe. #AChildIsAChild #WorldRefugeeDay
The post further says how kids are displaced because of conflicts and emergencies and are forced to leave their homes. Violence, persecution and natural disasters drive them away from their own homes and the children are the ones who end up suffering the most. The actress, in her post, encourages standing up for kids and their future.
The video also has a voice over of the actress where she says, “On World Refugee day I am sending my love to refugee children everywhere. I wish you a life full of learning and achieving all your dreams.”
Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra will be honoured with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in December.Read More