Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcome baby girl, announcement to benefit UNICEF

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FILE – This Aug. 21, 2019 file photo shows Orlando Bloom, right, a cast member in the Amazon Prime Video series “Carnival Row,” with singer Katy Perry, at the premiere of the series in Los Angeles. Perry has given birth to a baby girl named Daisy Dove Bloom. The pop superstar and her partner, actor Orlando Bloom, got UNICEF to announce the news on its Instagram account. Both Perry and Bloom are goodwill ambassadors for the United Nations agency that helps children. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (NewsNation) — Pop superstar Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom announced the birth of their baby, Daisy Dove Bloom Thursday via social media in partnership with the organization United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

UNICEF is a branch of the United Nations that focuses on humanitarian and developmental aid to children around the world.

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Posted @withregram • @unicef Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and @OrlandoBloom’s new bundle of joy.⠀ ⠀ “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” Katy and Orlando told us.⠀ ⠀ “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19 many more newborn lives are at risk because of the increased lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.⠀ ⠀ “As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, we know UNICEF is there, on the ground, doing whatever it takes to make sure every expecting mother has access to a trained health worker and access to quality healthcare. In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB’s arrival. By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.⠀ ⠀ Gratefully-⠀ ⠀ Katy & Orlando.”⠀ ⠀ Please tap the link in our bio to support the most precious gift: a healthy child.

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Perry shared UNICEF’s Instagram post to her social pages, which depicted a black and white photo of the infant’s hand.

In a joint statement on UNICEF’s website, the couple shared, “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter.”

Perry and Bloom expressed gratitude for a “peaceful” birth and highlighted that other parents are not as fortunate due to shortages in healthcare workers and access to resources that prevent diseases.

Both celebrities are Goodwill ambassadors and encouraged their fans to celebrate the birth of Daisy by donating to the organization.

“By supporting UNICEF, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your (heart) can bloom with generosity,” they said.

This is Perry’s first child. Bloom and ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, share son, Flynn, born in 2011.

Perry’s fifth major album “Smile” will be released Aug. 28.

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