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Helena Christensen Reminds Us to Consider Impact of Coronavirus on Refugees

(Photo by Debbie Wong/Shutterstock.com)

(Photo by Debbie Wong/Shutterstock.com)

Helena Christensen is using her platform to share an important message ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20.

The supermodel and photographer who’s also a global UNHCR Ambassador is highlighting the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on refugees around the world.

“They have already experienced losing their homes and livelihoods and many, their loved ones too,” she writes in a social media post.

“Now they are being affected by the global pandemic. And this could end with catastrophic results!” Helena continues.

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“The coronavirus is closing in on the world’s refugee camps where many live in extremely crowded conditions with limited access to clean water, soap and protective masks.”

In a video posted to her Instagram, Helena explains that “social distancing is almost impossible and maintaining good hygiene is challenging.”

 

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On the eve of #worldrefugeeday2020 I am thinking of the difficult situation hundreds of thousands of refugees across the world are facing. They have already experienced losing their homes and livelihoods and many, their loved ones too. Now they are being affected by the global pandemic. And this could end with catastrophic results! As some countries are coming out of this crisis, we cannot forget about refugees around the world who are so vulnerable. The Corona virus is closing in on the world’s refugee camps where many live in extremely crowded conditions with limited access to clean water, soap and protective masks. Let’s all try to help make a difference. Every action counts. Please click the link in my bio to find out more. #WithRefugees #RefugeeDay #COVID19

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According to the UNHCR, there are currently over 79.5 million people who have been forced to flee their homes – 26 million are refugees.

Helena Christensen has been supporting the UNHCR’s work since 2015 and was made a Global Ambassador in June 2019. She has visited refugee camps in Jordan and Rwanda and met with people who’ve been internally displaced in Ukraine.

You can learn more about the refugee crisis and Helena’s humanitarian work at UNHCR.org 

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