Louis Vuitton joins UNICEF for support to children affected by the Syrian crisis. Jessica Kahawaty, Lebanese-Australian international model and presenter with a background in human rights law, visited the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, as part of Louis Vuitton’s efforts to raise awareness and funds for Syrian children facing the world’s most challenging humanitarian crisis.
The Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, one of the largest in the world with a population of 79,000 Syrian refugees, is situated in Jordan about 12 km from the Syrian border. UNICEF has been on the ground since the camp opened in July 2012, providing urgent humanitarian aid, including life-saving vaccines, clean water, psychosocial support and protection from violence to children and families affected by the crisis. UNICEF works closely with education authorities to make sure that children can go to school.
“These children have taught me so much – to continue smiling in the face of adversity, generosity in the sweet hand-made gifts they gave me, hard work and always dreaming for a better future. The global community must continue investing in their education and wellbeing, for them to rebuild Syria when peace returns one day,” said Jessica.