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Dr. Sakena Yacoobi's Response on Winning the Award

It is a great honor to be chosen as a 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate. This year the Sunhak Peace Prize focuses its attention on the global refugee crisis.  It is a privilege to be recognized along with Dr. Gino Strada as someone who has contributed to helping refugees and helping in their resettlement. I, myself, became a refugee in 1979 after the invasion of my country.  My family all became refugees.  I know what it feels like to be in a place where all of your rights have been taken away from you.  I know how it feels to lose everything you have, including your dignity and self-confidence.  That is why I founded the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), and that is why I have chosen to work with Afghan refugees and the resettlement of Afghan refugees and IDPs in Afghanistan for the last 24 years.  I wanted to find a way to help Afghans rebuild their self-respect and self-confidence; I wanted them to be able to trust again, rebuild their communities and reestablish their core values

Dr. Gino Strada, Response on Winning the Award

 I am honoured to receive the Sunhak Peace Prize. It encourages EMERGENCY and me to multiple efforts to pursue our mission of promoting peace and human rights worldwide.  In 1994, I founded EMERGENCY with the aim of guaranteeing high standard, free-of-charge care to the victims of war and poverty.  For 22 years, EMERGENCY has been treating over 8 million people in 17 countries, in the firm belief that the right to be cured is a fundamental human right.  We work tirelessly in Afghanistan, where the number of war-wounded keeps increasing after 15 years of war. In Iraq, we contribute to the reception of tens of thousands of refugees and internally displace people. We provide medical care to entire families that have lost everything fleeing the war.  In Italy, we treat hundreds of migrants that every week risk their lives in the Mediterranean Sea, looking for a better future away from home.  Confronted daily with the suffering of war-victims, we have come to realise that war is the wo

Main Achievement of Sakena Yacoobi

Devoted her life to Afghan ‘refugee education’ Sakena Yacoobi, the mother of Afghan education, has been a pioneering and devoted refugee educator for 21 years with the belief that education is the key to social reconstruction even under severe conditions of war and occupation. Dr. Yacoobi began educating teachers in Afghan refugee camps where they had struggled to survive after decades of war and the complete collapse of the education and health system, and began to establish schools for boys and girls. In 1995, the Afghan Institute for Learning (AIL) was established to provide systematic refugee education, providing education and vocational training to 13 million women and children. Despite the Taliban regime's ban on women's schools, it successfully operated and educated more than 3,000 girls without incident. Currently, AIL provides curricula from kindergarten to university education, and 44 education centers provide basic literacy education and various vocational

Main Achievements of Gino Strada

Disseminating emergency aid at the forefront of conflict in Africa ∙ Middle East Gino Strada is an Italian surgeon who, for 28 years, has been providing humanitarian relief to the victims of war and poverty, and refugees around the world. He began his career as a war surgeon with the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRCR) in 1989, and in 1994 founded the international humanitarian  organization called EMERGENCY. EMERGENCY’s mandate is to provide high quality, free medical and surgical care to the victims of war, landmines and poverty. Over the years, EMERGENCY has been working in 17 countries, building and managing hospitals, Medical and Surgical Centres, Rehabilitation Centres, Paediatric Clinics, Primary Health Clinics, a Maternity Centre and a Centre for Cardiac Surgery. EMERGENCY is currently working in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Italy, Sierra Leone and Sudan. In Afghanistan, EMERGENCY runs two surgical centres for war victims in Kabul and Lashk

Sunhak Peace Prize awarded to Dr. Gino Strada and Sakena Yacoobi(Published by The Washington Times, November 29 2016)

Dr. Gino Strada, who has provided medical and surgical care in 17 African and Middle Eastern nations for a quarter-century, and Sakena Yacoobi, who established multiple refugee-educational programs against considerable odds in Afghanistan, were named as co-recipients of the 2nd annual Sunhak Peace Price. An Italian surgeon and an Afghan educator who consistently contributed to a sustainable and enduring international peace were named Tuesday as co-recipients of the 2nd annual Sunhak Peace Price — an international award that includes a cash award of $1 million. Dr. Gino Strada, who has provided medical and surgical care in 17 African and Middle Eastern nations for a quarter-century, and Sakena Yacoobi, who established multiple refugee-educational programs against considerable odds in Afghanistan, share the award, which has been likened to the Nobel Peace Prize. The pair had much competition, vying for the honor with 225 other nominees in 76 countries. “As we face the largest

The 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Announcement Press Conference

The 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate Announcement  ​Press Conference The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee held a press conference announcing its 2017 laureates on November 28 at the JW Marriot Hotel in Washington D.C.  Dr. Gino Strada, Italian doctor (68), and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Afghan educator (66), have been selected as dual laureates to receive the prestigious award. On the day of the announcement, among the various media outlets gathered to broadcast the laureates on television and newspaper, were 20 international journalists, including Korea’s three main broadcasting agencies--KBS, MBC, SBS—and other major media correspondents. Committee Chairman, Dr. Il-Sik Hong announced the laureates stating, “At this time in history, we are crossing a bridge into a momentous new era, and we are being tested on the very essence of our humanity.”  He announced, “The Committee has chosen, as the 2017 laureates, Dr. Gino Strada, who provided medical and surgical care to vict