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Priyanka Chopra Visits Rohingya Refugee Camps, Appeals For Care of Their Children

She recently shared a series of photos and videos from her visit on Twitter. She also shared an emotional, long post on the Rohingya children who need the world's help for a brighter, more normal future.

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Updated:May 22, 2018, 12:55 PM IST
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Priyanka Chopra Visits Rohingya Refugee Camps, Appeals For Care of Their Children
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Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra is visiting the Rohingya refugee camps on a field visit. She recently shared a series of photos and videos from her visit on Twitter. She wrote, "I’m in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh today for a field visit UNICEF, visiting one of the largest refugee camps in the world..."

She also shared an emotional long post on the Rohingya children who need the world's help for a brighter, more normal future. She wrote, "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! 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 www.supportunicef.org #ChildrenUprooted @unicef @unicefbangladesh Credit: @briansokol @hhhtravels."

Earlier, Priyanka tweeted a photograph of looking out of the window from an aircraft and wrote, "Follow my Instagram to share my experiences as I visit the Rohingya refugee camps on this UNICEF field visit. Children uprooted, the world needs to care. We need to care,"

Priyanka, 35, has worked with UNICEF for a decade and was appointed as the national and global Unicef goodwill ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016 respectively. She promotes causes such as environment, health and education and women's rights among many others. Almost 700,000 refugees have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar and arrived in Cox's Bazar since August 2017, according to the UN.

Last year, Priyanka had met Syrian refugee children in Jordan. The actress has flown to Dhaka from London, where she attended her friend and actress Meghan Markle's wedding to British Royal Prince Harry.

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