UNICEF ambassador Priyanka Chopra spends time with kids in Jordan, shares pics; gets trolled

Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is the Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, is currently in Jordan as part of the organisation’s initiative to educate Syrian children.

After attending the Toronto International Film Festival for Sikkimese production film Pahuna, which was premiered, Priyanka left to Jordan. She is updating her fans about her Jordan trip on social media. As part of the same, she shared a video and picture of her enjoying some moments with kids and learning how to write her name in Syria.

See what Priyanka is doing in Jordan; video and pics

Today was very emotional. As we go about our daily privileged lives, it’s hard to imagine that everything can be taken from you in an moment. Today we spent the day in a host community meeting Syrian refugee families (like this one) so desperately seeking a safe place of normalcy for their families. More than 80% of the Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside refugee camps in cities, urban centers and farming villages (host communities.) Amman hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees, about 180,000 people. Refugee families in host communities have limited livelihood opportunities, and after 6 years, have depleted their savings and borrowed money from everywhere to feed and support their families. @unicef #ChildrenUprooted #TheyAreUs

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This is Ammar(5), Ayat(8), Sulaiman (5 months) Wardshan(9) and they have an elder brother Saleh(10) who works at a grocery store to help supplement the family income, for only 2 Jordanian Dinar (that’s less than $3 USD.) Their father is a day laborer. Sulaiman needs a 2nd surgery because he has a clot in his nose. The family moved from Syria to Jordan 5 years ago. When I asked their mother what would be her wish…considering the war hasn’t ended, she said “if we can’t go home all I want is for my kids to get an education so they can fend for themselves when they are older and help rebuild Syria. We are blessed, we have enough to survive…others have much less.” They didn’t even have furniture in their home. The largesse of heart and compassion she had through her tears moved me to pieces. PLS GO TO www.unicef.org and DONATE whatever you can… let’s make this a collective #MissionForChildren #ChildrenUprooted #PCInJordan #ChildrenOfSyria @unicef

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Sadly, she was trolled for one such tweet which claimed she was not visiting rural parts of India, where children need help. “I would request @priyankachopra that do visit rural areas of India where malnourished kids waiting for food,” read a reply on Priyanka’s tweet. But Priyanka gave a stern response.

“I have worked with UNICEF India for 12 years and visited many such places. What have you done? Why is one child’s problem less important than another?” she wrote in her reply.

Priyanka Chopra was named the Global Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF in 2016.

On the work front, Priyanka is gearing up for her next Hollywood project Isn’t It Romantic? with Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine and Liam Hemsworth. The film set to release on February 14, 2019.

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