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Priyanka Chopra Wants the World to Care and Support Rohingya Refugees

Almost 700,000 refugees have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar and arrived in Cox's Bazar since August 2017, according to the UN.

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Priyanka is on a field visit here

Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra, who is on a field visit here, has urged the world to care for and support Rohingya refugees, among whom are a whole lot of children who she says are scarred for life because of their ordeal.

Priyanka on Monday visited Cox’s Bazaar, one of the largest refugee camps in the world, and shared photographs of her experience with Rohingya children, on Instagram.

Almost 700,000 refugees have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar since August 2017, according to the UN.

“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 per cent 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,” Priyanka wrote.

“And as they finally start to settle and feel a sense of safety, monsoon season looms…threatening to destroy all that they have built so far. This is an entire generation of children that have no future in sight.”

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An Oct. 5, 2017 image taken from a video released by Arakan Rohingya National Organization shows villagers preparing to cross a river towards the Maungdaw township in the Rakhine state that borders Bangladesh.

Priyanka, who had met Syrian refugee children in Jordan last year, says 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,” she wrote.

Priyanka also shared a video talking about how the refugees had to travel by foot to enter Bangladesh.

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“Their trip here was filled with many hardships and tremendous danger. Many of them made their journey on foot, walking for days through the hills, then floating across the Naf River or the Bay of Bengal on make shift boats… Many of them injured, pregnant, elderly.

“Their ordeal did not end here, after entering Bangladesh, they would often have to wait for days, sleeping in the open fields with no food or water, for aid workers to reach them. For a lot of the Rohingya children, this ordeal will leave them scarred, physically and emotionally, for the rest of their lives,” she added.

Priyanka asked for helping these children “because right now, their future is bleak”. (BollywoodCountry)

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Actress Priyanka Chopra to Collaborate with Amazon Prime Video Soon

Salke also introduced an edge-of-the seat thriller series with working title "The End", which marks digital debut of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar

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Priyanka Chopra. Flickr

“Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra is in talks with Amazon Prime Video for some projects, and an official announcement will be made soon.

The streaming platform on Tuesday shared that a behind the scenes documentary on the Jonas Brothers is underway. And Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke credited Priyanka for it, and teased about upcoming projects.

“I love Priyanka and she introduced me to Nick Jonas. They sent me a video and we bought it right away and that’s how we came about it,” Salke told IANS in an interview here.

“I love her… So you can look forward to us doing more work with Priyanka,” she added.

When prodded further on the projects which are being discussed, Salke said: “We do have few things on our mind but we haven’t quite finished up the deals… We will have some announcements coming out soon.”

The Jonas Brothers documentary will follow “Sucker”, the band’s first new music release in nearly six years. The comeback of Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas involves more than just a new single.

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Priyanka Chopra to soon collaborate with Amazon prime video. Flickr

The film will look at the brothers as they reunite for their upcoming tour, and promises to give fans an intimate look into the lives of Kevin, Nick and Joe.

The Jonas Brothers broke up their band in 2013 after cancelling their tour due to a “deep, creative rift” among the members. At the time, Nick, who is now married to Priyanka, had told People magazine of the break-up: “It’s really hard to say ‘forever'”.

A premiere date for the documentary will be announced at a later date.

Opening up about the idea behind the project, Salke said: “It is really about our instincts, ‘oh my God, our customer are going to love this’ and we sort of lean in and figure out the best strategy.”

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Salke also introduced an edge-of-the seat thriller series with working title “The End”, which marks digital debut of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.

The multi-season show by Abundantia Entertainment is presently under development and aims to appeal to fans of the action-thriller genre worldwide. Being envisioned at an unprecedented scale and cinematic experience, the show promises to bring in the next level of the action genre. (IANS)