Our founder, Arwa Damon, has been named as the recipient of the first ever World of Children Crisis Award. Arwa will accept her award at the awards ceremony held on April 19 in Los Angeles.
World of Children selected Arwa in recognition of her commitment to helping refugee children by founding INARA.
“Now more than ever, the growing humanitarian crisis affecting the children caught in wars in Syria and Iraq needs our attention. No one person or group can manage the enormity of the crisis, but, together, by leveraging our strengths, we can make a difference” shared Caryl Stern, CEO of US Fund for UNICEF and Harry Leibowitz, Co-Founder of World of Children in a joint statement.
“Working together and strategically applying our joint assets we are able to significantly increase the positive impact we can have. We are proud to be a part of supporting the urgent life-saving medical work being done for Syrian and Iraqi child refugees by our hero, Ms. Arwa Damon and her team at INARA. Arwa is truly giving one of the greatest gifts of all – unlocking the future for children,” added Ms. Stern and Mr. Leibowitz.
US Fund for UNICEF has also pledged its support to INARA’s work and will be providing a grant to match funds raised by World of Children, up to $30,000. To date, the two organizations have jointly pledged over $60,000 - which will be given to Arwa at the awards ceremony in April.
Speaking about the award, Arwa Damon said: “I’m honored to receive the first ever World of Children Crisis Award. This is a real recognition of our hard work to help these children in their most desperate time of need. So many doors are being closed in these families’ faces at the moment, but by providing them medical assistance, paid for by kind donors from across the globe, we can remind them that people really do care.”