Priyanka Chopra is a multi-hyphenate in the truest sense of the term. Apart from being an actress and entrepreneur, our Desi Girl also has a long-standing association with UNICEF. Recently, she took to Instagram to share her latest mission as a Goodwill Ambassador- visiting the children and women refugees who’ve been displaced on account of the Ukrainian war.
PeeCee took to her Instagram stories to share a series of clips from her visit. The first clip showed us around the five convention centres. These centres are now home to a lot of displaced Ukrainian refugees. She also mentions that these centres are predominately staffed by Ukrainian refugees themselves. The text on the story read, “This is an expo centre in Warsaw, Poland. No comic con or a jewellery exhibition happens here...this entire place is now a safe space, a reception centre for families from Ukraine.”
In the next Instagram story, Priyanka emphasized that most of these refugees are women and children since the men are required to stay behind and fight for their nation. The post read, “I want to emphasise, this is a mother and children crisis. 90% of the people crossing the border are mothers and children as the men are required to stay behind.” In the next few videos, the Sky Is Pink actor is seen interacting with the kids and helping them with some art therapy. It’s a form of therapeutic exercise used to help children (especially those who’ve suffered some kind of trauma) express their emotions.
Priyanka also took to her Instagram feed to post a video montage of her first day in Warsaw. We get to meet these Ukrainian women and children vicariously through PeeCee as she interacts with them. In an adorable moment, some kids even hand her dolls that they named ‘Priyanka’. Alongside this heart-warming (yet wrenching) video, Priyanka wrote, “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.”