Priyanka Chopra, who is likewise a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, has posted a video from her time in Poland where she met the Ukrainian refugees who had to escape Ukraine in the midst of the Russian invasion. She spent time with women and kids and shared the details of the largest human displacement crisis in the planet on social media
Priyanka played around with Ukrainian kids, and did fun activities like drawing and painting. She was given over some handmade dolls which the children claimed were named after her. She likewise spoke with women about their experiences and got emotional listening to a woman speaking about her family member who couldn’t go along with them in Poland.
Posting a video on her Instagram account, Priyanka penned, “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 also 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.”