After Sean Penn, Orlando Bloom.
A few months after the numerous visits of the American actor and director to Ukraine, Orlando Bloom also visited the country.
The British actor visited Ukraine as part of his role as a Unicef ambassador, in particular to support children traumatized by the conflict.
It was in this context that he met President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Your message is reflected in their courage, their determination, their perseverance and their resilience”
, congratulated the actor in a video posted on the Instagram account of the two men and relayed by
The Huffington Post
During this trip to Ukraine, the actor met children and families directly affected by the conflict.
During his meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky, Orlando Bloom spoke about the reconstruction of infrastructures and the setting up of humanitarian aid projects.
“We paid the greatest attention to the interests of the children.
Unicef and our teams will take several avenues of work, get closer to victory and give young Ukrainians the happy childhood they deserve,”
wrote President Zelensky on his Instagram account following this meeting.
Thousands of schools in Ukraine have been damaged or completely destroyed.
Nearly 2.7 million Ukrainian school children are forced to study online or in a blended format.
About 1.5 million Ukrainian boys and girls are at risk of developing depression, anxiety and other psychological problems
,” the Ukrainian president added.
According to UNICEF estimates, nearly 1.5 million children today are at risk of depression, anxiety and other mental health problems as a result of war.
The organization also estimates that 4.1 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance and that 487 have lost their lives since the start of the conflict.
During this meeting, the actor of
Pirates of the Caribbean
also split a confidence.
After a big hug with President Zelensky, Orlando Bloom told the President that he had a video of his mother singing the Ukrainian national anthem in English.
She also allegedly told him,
"If you see Zelensky, tell him to win