x

Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 April 2019

Dua Lipa visits refugee children in Lebanon with Unicef

The singer said the trip has been 'eye opening'

Pop star Dua Lipa has spent three days with refugee children in Lebanon. Dua Lipa / Instagram
Pop star Dua Lipa has spent three days with refugee children in Lebanon. Dua Lipa / Instagram

Grammy-winning singer Dua Lipa has spoken of her “eye-opening” experience spending time with refugee children in Lebanon.

The British star has spent the past three days in Rayak, Beqaa, meeting children at refugee settlements alongside Unicef.

Sharing a number of pictures and videos to Instagram, the 23-year-old can be seen laughing and joking with children, joining them in the classroom and teaching them to dance.

“I’ve had the most eye-opening experience being out in Lebanon for the past three days working with @unicef meeting children at the refugee settlements and youth training and skill building programs,” wrote the New Rules singer, whose parents are from Kosovo.

“I particularly want to speak up for refugees as I feel I have a personal connection to seeing people adapt to any circumstance they were put in because of conflict. No family or child chooses to leave their home.

“They all have dreams. They all deserve equality and a place to be able to live, learn and reach their full potential. I always believe in children as they are our future and we have to take care of them.”

Describing the situation as “heartbreaking” and “emotional”, Lipa said she also felt hopeful to see the children still laughing and smiling.

“I have experienced all first hand the activities and opportunities Unicef give to young people who have been left without a home because of the war in Syria,” she added. “It’s nice to see that these children have a community where they feel safe and protected."

________________

Read more:

Meet By Mary: This Africa-inspired label offers playful prints for a serious cause

Cleaning up our language: Why we should retire the use of the word 'maid'

Mission possible: Dubai's all-female police graduation class

________________

Updated: April 15, 2019 05:27 PM

SHARE

SHARE

Editors Picks
Most Read