The half-Palestinian supermodel doubles as a humanitarian.
Gigi Hadid is currently in Bangladesh, visiting a refugee camp.
The half-Palestinian supermodel headed to the Jamtoli Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazaar this weekend, where she met Rohingya Muslim refugee children. The camp is currently home to 45,000 Rohingya refugees, who fled Mynamar after extreme violence erupted last summer.
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
Partnering with the United Nations Children’s Fund Initiative, Gigi hoped to raise awareness of how 1.3 million people, including children, are in need of humanitarian intervention.
The fifth highest paid supermodel in the US posted a string of photos documenting her trip on Instagram. “Across all the camps, 1.3 million people currently require humanitarian assistance; more than half of them are children,” she wrote.
Gigi attended a Learning Centre as well as ‘Women/Girl Friendly Zones’ during her time there.
Today at one of the ‘Women/Girl Friendly’ zones in the Jamtoli Camp: a safe place for women, young and old, to come learn basic education as well as personal hygiene, skills such as sewing, and also a place where they can share & connect with other women. We spoke about their personal stories & hardships, what they enjoy and benefit from currently in the refugee camps, what they still need, and what they hope for their futures. Their strength, bravery, and desire to learn and better their lives and the lives of their children is inspiring and encourages us / @unicefusa to continue to find new ways to support these amazing human beings during this crisis. @unicefbangladesh #childrenuprooted
Hadid isn’t the first humanitarian model. Earlier this year, Halima Aden visited the refugee camp in north-western Kenya, where she grew up.
Well done on your philanthropic efforts, Gigi!
Main image: Instagram