Priyanka Chopra’s plea to world leaders amid the Ukraine crisis: “I can’t just sit back and watch. It took too long
Actress Priyanka Chopra has appealed to world leaders to support the refugees from Ukraine. In an Instagram post, she said the current refugee crisis is the “biggest we have seen as human beings”.
In the video, Priyanka, who is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, said: “World leaders, this is a direct appeal to you. We need you to answer the call of activists and advocates working to support the humanitarian and refugee crisis we see every day in Eastern Europe. We need you to take action to help displaced people from Ukraine and around the world.
Sharing facts about the situation, she continued, “A total of two million children have been forced to leave everything behind to seek safety in neighboring countries. With 2.5 million internally displaced children, it is one of the fastest and largest large-scale displacements since World War II.
Priyanka called the numbers ‘staggering’ and added that the trauma of this war will be ‘forever etched in the memory of so many young lives and none of these children will ever be the same for what they have. seen and lived”. In a firm voice, the actor asked the leaders of the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Norway and Australia: “When you meet to decide on the amount of funds you will give for support humanitarian aid, will you defend refugees? Will you bring the billions they need? »
Concluding the video, Priyanka Chopra asked viewers to amplify the cause. She wrote: “World leaders, we need you to stand up for refugees around the WORLD to ensure they get the support they need now. We cannot sit idly by and watch. it took too long!
She also posted a UNICEF donation link in her bio on Twitter and Instagram to help Ukrainian children. The actor’s appeal is part of a social media campaign organized by The Global Citizen to show support for Ukraine. Celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, the Jonas Brothers and Billie Eilish have also joined the campaign.
AP news agency reported that the list of attendees also includes The Weeknd, Alanis Morissette, Alejandro Sanz, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Chris Isaak, Chris Rock, Demi Lovato, FINNEAS, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Green. Day, Carole King, Jon Batiste, Juanes, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Pearl Jam, Pharrell Williams, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shaquille O’Neal, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder , Weezer, 5 Seconds of Summer, Dave Matthews, Radiohead, Miley Cyrus, Tame Impala, U2 and Usher.
More than 4 million Ukrainians have fled the country since the start of the war and more than 7 million fled their homes but remained in Ukraine.