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Orlando Bloom Serves Nepal for UNICEF

Orlando Bloom Serves Nepal for UNICEF

Orlando Bloom wears flower garlands and a red “tikka” mark on his forehead (local symbols of welcome) while visiting ethnic Tharu children and women at the Sayapatri Community Organization in the village of Dibyanagar in Chitwan district, Nepal.

In his role as an international ambassador for the charity UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), Orlando, 30, toured UNICEF-supported programs in the country’s western region November 30 – December 9, 2007, meeting with UNICEF staff, health facilitators and educators, as well as women’s and other community groups.

Nepal is still recovering from a decade-long civil war that left 13,000 people dead, hampered the delivery of basic services and restricted development of the nation. Malnutrition is the underlying cause of more than 60 per cent of child deaths in Nepal; an estimated 51 per cent of children under the age of five stunted in growth and 48 per cent considerably underweight. However, maternal mortality has significantly reduced from an estimated 539 deaths per 100,000 births in 1996 to 281 maternal deaths per 100,000 births in 2006. Child deaths are also on the decline, putting Nepal on track to reach Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 (the reduction of under-five child mortality and improved maternal health).

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Photos: HQ07-2007/Brian Sokol/UNICEF
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rafaela temporim @ 01/11/2008 at 12:27 pm

aaai como é lindo, queria se essas criançinhas *-*
hehe,

o orlando bloom é o homem que eu pedi a Deus :D
lindo, maravilhoso e ainda faz as coisas incriveis.
beijos!

princesseZ @ 01/11/2008 at 12:27 pm

he really seems to care -I adore him.

Awwwwwwwww so sweet.

those are nice photos.

G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.

Awww look at Orlando keeping his fanbase happy by pretending to be a caring humanitarian. Get a movie you no talent hack. Leave the I-Love-Poor-Babies-Publicity to Brangelina.

awww… looks so cute and hes having fun while raising awareness to an important issue. I say good for him

The Arab Aquarius

touch of the cynic @ 01/11/2008 at 1:53 pm

I just don’t get it. He flew in free, to a place he has already indicated he wanted to go. Got his pictures taken with some kids, and everyone is falling all over themselves about how wonderful he is. The good thing is he did bring attention to a problem, and no doubt he even donated some money. That is great and kudos to him, but it doesn’t make him wonderful, sweet or great dad material. No doubt he was touched by the plight of these people, as anyone with an ounce of humanity would be, and I have no doubt he was kind and caring to those he met, however, what about the people that show up everyday, with little or no reward, those are the ones who deserve all the accolades. And even if it is cynical, in the end, he did get some good press out of it, and of course no doubt his management team made sure the cute and cuddly pictures have been widely released. He is just a man, and this involved no great self sacrifice.

crazy like me @ 01/11/2008 at 2:10 pm

Being a cynic is fine. Not accepting things being spoonfed to you is also a good trait. However, a few people here seem to be taking this a little far.

You say that Orlando did a good thing by bringing attention to this plight, that you think he probably donated money, he clearly donated time (did they pay for him to go? We don’t know if UNICEF footed the bill or not but since most people around here seem to think he spends his time clubbing and doing drugs I’d think a UNICEF trip in a destitute nation isn’t exactly a vacation destination or a top priority. He talked about going to Base Camp to summit Everest, that is not what he did here, clearly.)

It doesn’t make him wonderful or sweet, etc, that’s true. But neither do the things people like to point to make him the devil incarnate or whatever other epithet gets tossed his way if he goes to a hot spot or what not.

Yes, he gets good press out of it. But exactly how is he supposed to avoid that. The whole reason UNICEF uses celebrity amabassadors is so that people who ordinarily pay no attention to these causes notice them and then donate money. There’s no way to do it otherwise. For Orlando to sneak in and out would serve UNICEF and the cause no purpose.

And fyi, his people didn’t release these pictures. Are you daft? They came from UNICEF. They were in a press release from UNICEF and were distributed throught GETTY Images.

Yes, he’s just a man, and maybe this is no great sacrifice. But it is also a good thing. And since usually his every move is used to point to his debased destructive existance I think you can suck it up and not be cynical for five minutes and merely accept that Orlando did a nice thing, something he certainly didn’t need to do. He doesn’t need free trips. He’s got more money than he could ever need. He could spend his time lying on beaches, partying with his friends and never bother with anything like this. Does it make him a candidate for a nobel prize? No. But it does seem to mean he’s a nice guy that gives his time to others when he doesn’t have to.

Girl Friday @ 01/11/2008 at 2:14 pm

Oh XXXOOO stick a sock in it. How the hell would you know he shows no love or respect to the people in his life? That’s right, you don’t.

What’s worse, blind love or blind hate? Neither extreme makes you balanced. And being negative doesn’t mean you’re smart. It just means you’re sour.

Dilletante @ 01/11/2008 at 2:17 pm

Wonder if Brent/Jay (Kerr’s cuckolded Ex) thinks Orlando is such a great and caring, always thinks of others, kind of guy?
Self-serving altruism indeed.
What timing. Does he hope these pictures will cover-up his birthday party indiscretions/excesses this weekend? Oops, forgot, he’s “clean living”.
Maybe he’ll donate all that big Toyota cheque to UNICEF(a well deserving cause, no arguments there) like Pitt just did. Somehow I don’t think so…..sure we would have heard about it by now.

crazy like me @ 01/11/2008 at 2:22 pm

Oh for Pete’s sake, Dilletante. These pictures were released by UNICEF. Not by his PR. Why do you hate Orlando so much? Did he turn you down or dump your sister?

You know, a lot of celebrities actually donate money and don’t inform the press. If Orlando donated money and told the press you’d say he only did it to make himself look like a nice guy, get good PR, rehab his image, cover up his evol ways.

You can’t really say Orlando’s altruism is self serving and then use Brad Pitt as an example of complete altruism? LOL. There are no two more self serving celebrities alive other than Brangelina. They take a camera crew everywhere they go. There has been almost no coverage of this trip to Nepal Orlando took. Where has the big PR push been? A few paparazzi pictures a month ago? And now a few pictures released by UNICEF? Wow, you’re so right! F*cking famewhore!

Well said, Crazy Like ME! As for the opinions regarding whether Orlando is a good person or not can only be summed up best by people who actually know and spend time with him.
He has said numerous times that his family and friends are extremely important to him and he is thankful and bless for the opportunities his fame has afforded him. I guess going to Antarctica to assist his cousin, lending his voice to a Peace climb documentary and playing with children in Nepal makes one a fame *****, then I want to be just like him!

Those last comments are totally out of place. Orlando do actually care. You’re just a bunch of morons. GET A LIFE!!!!!

doseydoes @ 01/11/2008 at 2:35 pm

OMG! How keeewwttt!!!! Look at all those pictures! !!! He’ll be the best Daddy in the whole wide world!!!!!
OH!!!! and that one where he’s kissing that babyyyy????!!! I think my left ovary just BURST!!!!! I bet he’d make the best President in the whole wide world too!!!!!

well, it is an election year. Lambs to be led right and left…..

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so damn cute!!!! anyone who help the children has my vote.

doesydoes——-drool over those fugly german twins and sod off.

orlando uncensored unite! @ 01/11/2008 at 2:50 pm

Everything orlando does is for publicity and anyone who doesn’t think so doesn’t know anything. I’ve got super duper insider info and I know better. My next door neighbor takes out the trash for an executive assistant who works for Orlando’s hairdresser. That means I automatically know more than anyone else out there.

It’s all PR, he’s really stealing from those little kids. Once the cameras are gone, he takes food from them and all their toys and laughs at them when they cry. He’s the devil. He probably got them to also use Coke because as he’s an actor, he automatically must be snorting. He just hides it better than anyone else out there.

crazy like me @ 01/11/2008 at 2:51 pm

Maybe someone can enlighten me. Why do some of you care if fangirls squeel and think Orlando’s wonderful and perfect and cute? How does this impact you at all? Why even bother mocking them? That’s usually how bullies behave. Cutting down other people because of their own self esteem problems.

crazy like me @ 01/11/2008 at 2:51 pm

Maybe someone can enlighten me. Why do some of you care if fangirls squeel and think Orlando’s wonderful and perfect and cute? How does this impact you at all? Why even bother mocking them? That’s usually how bullies behave. Cutting down other people because of their own self esteem problems.

oh please @ 01/11/2008 at 2:54 pm

Those pics were taken by UNICEF but UNICEF did not give them to people magazine or to Just Jared to post. That was the doing of Robin Baum most likely.

lowesteeme @ 01/11/2008 at 2:59 pm

#64-
You’re wrong.
Not Lambs to be led.
More like fish in a barrel.

crazy like me @ 01/11/2008 at 2:59 pm

UNICEF released the pictures in THEIR press release. They are distributed through Getty Images. Where ANYONE with a getty account (legal or otherwise) can download them.

You know what’s funnier than people pretending to have insider information? People who think they’re so savvy and are so not.

orlando uncensored unite! @ 01/11/2008 at 3:00 pm

What a publicist gives photos to a blogger. Who would do that? Who else would do that? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM……………………………….

Love him!
These pics make me :)

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