Jackie Chan battles child trafficking in Myanmar

UNICEF announced yesterday that Jackie Chan will be traveling to the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar in order to help in their struggle to combat child trafficking. This follows an agreement made last week between the country and the United Nations, which promised to ban child soldier recruitment and to demobilize existing ones. His three-day trip will see him visiting with the various support center projects that the company has established in order to help trafficked children overcome trauma and distress as a result of their experiences. The trip will culminate in a meeting in Myanmar’s second largest city, Mandalay, where Jackie will convene with officials from both the Social Welfare Ministry as well as members of the Myanmar Police Anti-Trafficking Task Force. According to an annual U.S. State Department report, thousands of children are forced into military service in Myanmar. The Hong Kong action star will next be seen in the action film Chinese Zodiac, a sequel to his 1991 film, Armour of God II: Operation Condor. ~Devin Garabedian

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  1. Leslie • July 4, 2012 @ 10:08 AM

    Good for him. It is nice to see celebrities help out for people and animal!

  2. Suneagle • July 4, 2012 @ 1:17 PM

    This is what celebs should do with thier power and this is what we should praise them for. Good on you Jackie. He’s always been one of my favorites 🙂

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