Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra who is also UNICEF's goodwill ambassador, shared an emotional video from her visit to Poland on social media. She met the Ukrainian refugees there, who were forced to flee from the country during the Russian invasion in February.
In the video, Priyanka was seen playing around with Ukrainian children. She also received some handmade dolls named after her. The actress got emotional after listening to a woman about her family member who couldn't join her in Poland.
Priyanka tears up in the video, as she hears about the horros of the war from the refugees. “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 captioned her video.
She further 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.”