Audrey Hepburn is one of the very special women who have inspired me for years due to her humanitarian work.

“Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicisation of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanisation of politics.”

Audrey Hepburn is one of the very special women who have inspired me for years due to her humanitarian work.

Elegant, ethereal, subtle – Audrey Hepburn — the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Fashion icon.
The actress is known for such classics as Roman Holiday, War and Peace, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

She was a tireless and fearless advocate for children’s rights.

Audrey Hepburn was an ambassador for children around the world.

Her work for children is a great inspiration for many people around the globe.

Audrey Hepburn survived the Dutch famine that followed in the winter of 1944. Then, she suffered from anemia for the rest of her life.
She experienced the cruelty of war.
During World War II, Audrey Hepburn performed ballet to raise money in support of the Dutch resistance and volunteered at a local hospital.

“I can testify to what UNICEF means to children because I was among those who received food and medical relief after World War II. I have a long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does.” – She said.

UNICEF stands for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.

Soon after becoming a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1988, she went on a mission to Ethiopia, where years of drought and civil strife had caused terrible famine. She subsequently communicated with journalists about the work occurring in Ethiopia, and as a result of her international fame, media interest, and attention grew dramatically.

After visiting UNICEF emergency operations, Audrey talked about the projects to the media in the United States, Canada, and Europe over several weeks, giving as many as 15 interviews a day. It set a precedent for her commitment to the organization.

In the years that followed, Audrey made a series of UNICEF field trips, visiting a polio vaccine project in Turkey, training programs for women in Venezuela, initiatives for children living and working on the street in Ecuador, projects to provide drinking water in Guatemala and Honduras, and radio literacy programs in El Salvador. She saw schools in Bangladesh, services for impoverished children in Thailand, nutrition initiatives in Viet Nam and camps for displaced children in Sudan.

Years ago, a beautiful new snow-white tulip was called Audrey Hepburn as a tribute to the actress’s career and her longtime work on behalf of UNICEF.

War is the greatest evil.
It affects the most vulnerable ones – children.

– Angelika Jarosławska Sapieha