American supermodel Gigi Hadid visited Bangladesh to meet the Rohingya Muslim refugees.
Ahead of New York Fashion Week this September, the 23-year-old model took her time off to partner with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). She met the women and children in Bangladesh benefiting from the charity organization's programs.
Posting pictures of her humanitarian trip on Instagram, Hadid revealed that she visited the Jamtoli Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
"Millions of people currently require humanitarian assistance, more than half of them are children," she wrote.
Jamtoli Refugee Camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Population: 45,470 (as of 21 Jun 2018). Across all the camps, 1.3 million people currently require humanitarian assistance, more than half of them are children. From January-July of 2018, UNICEF has enrolled 91,929 refugee children in emergency non-formal education, trained 2,762 teachers to support improved learning for refugee children, provided 146,670 refugee and host community children with psychosocial activities and/or Gender-Based Violence services, & have reached over 900 thousand people with oral cholera vaccines, primary healthcare services in UNICEF-supported facilities, and with the Penta 3 vaccine, protecting against life-threatening illnesses such as diphtheria and pertussis. Link in my bio to learn more 🇧🇩 @unicefusa @unicefbangladesh #CHILDRENUPROOTED
Rohingyas are a Muslim minority ethnic group in Myanmar and are considered to be illegal immigrants.
Scores of Rohingya refugees are languishing in Indian refugee camps, after fleeing a brutal Myanmar army campaign that launched in August last year. They are residing in several parts of the country including Jammu, Hyderabad, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi-NCR, and Rajasthan.