CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon will receive the first-ever World of Children Crisis Award, in recognition of her work for Syrian child refugees, during an April 19 ceremony at Montage Beverly Hills.
Damon will be recognized for helping children in war-torn nations access medical care. (photo courtesy of World of Children)
Damon is the founder of INARA, which provides life-altering medical care for children from conflict areas who have catastrophic injuries and are unable to access treatment due to war. Her award will include funding raised in collaboration with U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
The three other honorees are Jumana Odeh, founder of the Palestinian Happy Child Centre, which provides treatment and care to children with trauma and neurological disorders, and learning and developmental disabilities; Jorge Rojas-Zegers, founder of COANIQUEM, which provides free care to young burn victims throughout Latin America; and Meghan Pasricha, cofounder of Global Youth H.E.L.P. Inc., which has developed a global network of youth leaders dedicated to creating positive change through health, education and leadership programs.
Each honoree will receive a specially designed James Banks Design medal and a minimum cash grant of $20,000 to support continued work with children.
World of Children is a global recognition and funding organization for individuals who serve the needs of vulnerable children.