RARE SIGHTING: Janet Jackson Visits UNICEF Zaatari Refugee Camp

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Janet (Ms. Jackson, if you’re nasty) has made a rare public showing–fulfilling her six-to-eight month public appearance quota–at a Syrian children’s refugee camp in Jerusalem. The pop icon and her bajillionaire hubby, Wissam, visited UNICEF’s Za’atari camp that houses Syrian refugee children.

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The couple talked with the kids, gave hugs and held up peace signs during their time together. The Za’atari camp is the world’s 2nd largest; aiding over 120,000 refugees, half of which are children.

Janet Jackson has been a vocal supporter of UNICEF; sending out call-to-action Facebook posts about displaced children and last year made a PSA to address child hunger in Central Africa.

Its been a year since Janet Jackson has been in the limelight, her last public appearance was at an amfAR cinema event that she co-chaired. Since the diva’s absence her most celebrated album–Rhythm Nation–marked its 25th anniversary. And sadly the issues she addressed are still not resolved, or as she succinctly puts it:

On the heels of Taliban brutally murdering more than 100 Pakistani children at school and Boko Haram still terrorizing North-eastern Nigerians–killing 33 people and kidnapping about 200 young men, women and children in a village— EVERYONE needs to give a damn.

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