Priyanka Chopra, who has a long-standing partnership with UNICEF, the United Nations agency that provides humanitarian and development assistance to children around the world, is currently traveling to Poland to meet Ukrainian refugees. As part of the journey to draw attention to the thousands of men, women and children displaced as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Priyanka has shared detailed posts about her various interactions. On Instagram, Priyanka has shared several photos of her playing and painting with Ukrainian children. Some of the children, the images show, also had handmade gifts and cards for the multiple hyphen.
Along with beautiful postcards, Priyanka Chopra shared a poignant comment, saying: “One aspect that is not often discussed, but is common in times of crisis, is the psychological impact on these refugees. I have met so many women and children trying to cope to the horrors they experienced in this war UNICEF responded in Poland and in the region by ensuring that teams of psychologists are available to help mothers and children in the Blue Dot centers, the Child Development Centres, the Education Hubs and Other Touchpoints One of the most effective tools to help children regain a sense of normalcy is through playful interaction… When children are driven from their homes by war, conflict, or any form of displacement, access is nurturing relationships with parents, carers and peers critical buffers to the effects of violence, suffering and other negative experiences .”
Speaking in particular of the children she met in Poland, Priyanka Chopra added: “The children I met on this mission love working with art. Coffee beans, salts and common household items are used for art therapy and sensitivity therapy. When working with different materials, as well as with paints and colours, the therapists can understand their emotions. In the beginning, for example, the children drew with very dark colors and over time the colors became brighter. Another example is handmade dolls given to me by Ukrainian children on every program I’ve attended at UNICEF. Each one is unique and is believed to have the power of protection that these children really need right now as the war turns the lives and futures of the country’s 5.7 million school-aged children upside down.”
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In an earlier post, this time a video, Priyanka Chopra is seen visiting multiple convention centers and interacting with refugees. Priyanka shared the post, saying: “The invisible wounds of war are the ones we don’t normally see on the news. Yet they were so clear to me today as I embarked on Day 1 of my UNICEF mission in Warsaw. 2/3 of the children from Ukraine are internally and externally displaced. This HUGE number is the devastating reality of war where 90% of people crossing the border are women and children.”
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On the work front, Priyanka Chopra will be seen in some new projects such as: It all comes back to me and Citadel.