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Acceptance Speech, Dr. Gino Strada

Italian surgeon Dr. Gino Strada giving his Acceptance Speech during the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony. ⓒ 2017. Sunhak Peace Prize Ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour for me to receive the Sunhak Peace Prize, particularly in times increasingly marked by war and violence when speaking of peace is perceived as unrealistic and utopian. I wish to thank Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon for devoting their lives to achieving universal peace and promoting the fundamental values of peace, dialogue and cooperation in the name of the human family.  Now more than ever, there is a compelling need for building a better world for future generations and sustainable peace. I have personally seen the atrocities of war and its devastating impact. I have spent the last thirty years of my life in war-torn countries, operating on patients in Rwanda, Peru, Ethiopia, Somalia, Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan. In these and other countries, EMERGENCY – the huma

Awarding of Medal and Plaque to Dr. Gino Strada

Founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon awards Italian surgeon Dr. Gino Strada with the medal . ⓒ 2017. Sunhak Peace Prize Committee Chairman Dr. Il Sik Hong awards Italian surgeon Dr. Gino strada with the plaque. ⓒ 2017. Sunhak Peace Prize A commemorative photo shoot following the awarding of the medal and plaque (from left to right : Founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, laureate Italian surgeon Dr. Gino strada, Committee Chairman Dr. Il Sik Hong) ⓒ 2017. Sunhak Peace Prize Video of the awarding

Introductory Video, Dr. Gino Strada

Introduction, Dr. Gino Strada

Gino Strada is an Italian surgeon who has devoted himself to providing medical and surgical care in war-torn countries around the world over the past  28 years. He has helped save lives by providing free-of-charge medical treatment to 8 million people with great love for humanity transcending national borders, and has taken the lead in an anti-war campaign to protect and dignify human rights, thus contributing to the building of global peace. Educational Background 1978 : Postgraduate school, specialist in Emergency Surgery, University of Milan 2004 :   Honorary degree, Engineering, Basilicata University 2006 :  Doctors of Humane Letters, Colorado College of Colorado Springs Professional Background 1978 ~ 1984 :  Surgeon, Institute of Emergency Surgery, University of Milan (Italy) 1981 :  Visiting Surgeon, Groote Schuur Hospital, Capetown, South Africa.               Visiting Surgeon, Harefield Hospital, Harefield, U.K. 1981 ~ 1982 :  Visiting Surgeon, Univ

2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Theme

 The World's Largest Refugee Crisis on Record The 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize seeks for a peaceful solution to the "refugee crisis."  The world is now witnessing the highest levels of forced migration ever recorded.  In 2015 alone, UNHCR reported over 12.4 million people worldwide displaced internally, and overall, more than 65 million people were forced to flee their homes due to conflict, violence, persecution, and other human rights violations. Today, facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II, we must not forget that these are mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters, no different from ourselves.  It is important to recognize the inherent value in all of us as human beings.  We must not turn away from the cries of people grieving the loss of their loved ones at sea, or devastated by having lost their homes and family members.  It is our hope that through international solidarity and cooperation, refugees may once again enjoy peaceful lives in their own hom

[La Repubblica] Dr. Gino Strada awarded Vittorio De Sica Prize

[November 21, 2017] La Repubblica   Dr. Gino Strada, along with 20 other laureates, was awarded the Vittorio De Sica Prize in Society, at Sala Regia of Palazzo Venezia in Rome, Italy, for his extensive humanitarian activities as a war surgeon.   The Vittorio De Sica Prize was founded in 1975 by Italian screenwriter and film director  Gian Luigi Rondi, in honor of Italian director and actor Vittorio De Sica (1901-1974).  The Prize awards select candidates based on the categories of film and arts, culture, science and society. http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/cinema/2017/11/21/news/premio_de_sica_l_onorificenza_ad_amelio_ficarra_picone_fazio_e_strada-181744381/  

[The Guardian] Children in the UK feel more disempowered than those in India

[November 20, 2017] The Guardian  Unicef says young people feel their voices are unheard on global issues, as study finds prospects for 180 million worldwide bleaker than those of their parents.  A poll of children from 14 countries reveals how deeply worried they are about terrorism, poverty and poor education, and how mistrustful of adults and leaders in making good decisions for them. Analysis by the UN agency, released on Monday, found that despite global progress, one in 12 children – or 180 million worldwide – still live in countries where their futures look bleaker than those of their parents.  Millions of children in 37 countries are more likely to live in extreme poverty, be out of school, or to suffer a violent death than young people living in those nations 20 years ago: a situation Unicef said was “perverse”.  Nearly half of the children reported a lack of trust in their adults and world leaders to make good decisions for children. Mistrust was the highest in Brazil

[The Guardian] Christine Lagarde: "We will be toasted, roasted and grilled"

[October 25, 2017] The Guardian  The world will be in deep trouble if it fails to tackle climate change and inequality, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has warned.  "If we don't address these issues... we will be moving to a dark future" in 50 years, she told a major economic conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday.  Lagarde said that "we will be toasted, roasted and grilled" if the world fails to take "critical decisions" on climate change.  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/25/we-will-be-toasted-roasted-and-grilled-imf-chief-sounds-climate-change-warning

[CNN] Pollution linked to 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015

[October 20, 2017] CNN  In 2015, nearly one in six deaths, an estimated nine million worldwide, was related to pollution in some form -- air, water, soil, chemical or occupational pollution, according to a new report published Thursday in The Lancet.  Air pollution is by far the largest contributor to early deaths, according to the new research produced by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. This form of pollution is linked to 6.5 million fatalities in 2015.  Water pollution, responsible for 1.8 million deaths, and workplace-related pollution, which led to 0.8 million deaths, pose the next largest risks, the report noted.  http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/19/health/pollution-1-in-6-deaths-study/index.html

[The Guardian] 7,000 babies die daily despite record low for child mortality

[October 19, 2017] The Guardian  Research shows that, despite 'remarkable progress' on child mortality, many of the 5.6 million deaths last year among children aged under five were preventable.  The number of children who die before reaching their fifth birthday has fallen to an all-time low, yet children around the world continue to die at an alarming rate, with 5.6 million deaths recorded last year.  In it's annual report on child mortality, the UN said many of the deaths -- which averaged 15,000 a day in 2016 -- were from preventable diseases.  https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/oct/19/unconscionable-7000-babies-die-daily-despite-record-low-for-child-mortality

[CNN] 40 Million Slaves in the World

[September 20, 2017] CNN  More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were children.  Those are the findings of a new report produced by the International Labor Organization (ILO), a U.N. agency focusing on labor rights, and the Walk Free Foundation, an international NGO working to end modern slavery.  The report estimates that last year, 25 million people were in forced labor -- made to work under threat or coercion -- and 15 million people were forced in marriage.  http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/19/world/global-slavery-estimates-ilo/index.html

[Deutsche Welle] World Population Day: Earth's inequalities

[July 11, 2017] Deutsche Welle  There are 7.5 billion people on Earth, with 150 people being added to that ever minute. July 11 is World Population Day, a UN-designated event focusing on resource distribution, overcrowding and the future.  http://www.dw.com/en/world-population-day-earths-inequalities/a-39630816

Dr. Yacoobi Speaks at the 2017 UN Solutions Summit

 Dr. Sakena Yacoobi spoke briefly at the UN Solutions Summit on the Mobile Literacy Program.  The Mobile Literacy Program is a literacy course for Afghan people to combat the country's illiteracy rate -- the highest in the world. The program was made to help illiterate students, who can't read basic alphabet, and to develop their reading skills up to 4th grade.

Dr. Yacoobi Awarded Medal of Appreciation from the Afghan Senate Committee

The Senate First Deputy of the Afghan Senate Committee met with Dr. Sakena Yacoobi.  Dr. Yacoobi was recognized for her 22 years of civil and humanitarian work. The  Senate committee presented her with a Medal of Appreciation for AIL's efforts in developing work opportunities, providing health services, and building the capacity of women.    http://www.afghaninstituteoflearning.org/  

The First Stone of the New Centre of Excellence for Paediatric Surgery in Uganda

EMERGENCY founder Dr. Gino Strada laid down the first stone of EMERGENCY's new to-be facility in Entebbe, Uganda. The Centre of Excellence for Paediatric Surgery will be built at Lake Victoria, 35 kilometers from the capital, Kampala.  The Entebbe hospital will be the second excellence centre in the EMERGENCY network, after the Salam Centre for Cardiac Surgery in Khartoum, Sudan. https://en.emergency.it/blog/from-the-field/first-stone-new-centre-excellence-paediatric-surgery-uganda/  

[Climate Change News] Anote Tong: Citizens to Begin Migration out of Kiribati in 2020

Rising sea levels and extreme storms are threatening the very existence of Kiribati's 33 atolls. The people are scared and are wanting immediate solutions. Mr. Anote Tong, in 2014, purchased land from neighboring Fiji to prepare the 100,000 islanders to "migrate with dignity." According to Mr. Tong, Kiribati citizens will start relocating in 2020. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/02/18/kiribati-president-climate-induced-migration-is-5-years-away/  

Dr. Gupta is featured in India Times' "8 Indians Who Made 2015 A Proud Year For Us With Their Outstanding Achievements" article

Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta's inspiring work in the field of aquaculture has garnered him praise both abroad and in his home country of India. His relentless efforts have caught the attention of India Times, who have featured him and 7 other outstanding Indians on their website. Click the link below to view the full article:   https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/8-indians-who-made-2015-a-proud-year-for-us-with-their-outstanding-achievements-248744.html  

Dr. Yacoobi is on the BBC's list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017

Dr. Yacoobi's innovative approach to education and community development have inspired hundreds of Afghan communities to join with her and the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) to empower women and children and to work for peace.   Congratulations to Dr. Sakena Yacoobi and the Afghan Institute of Learning!! Click the link below to see Sakena and all of the other amazing 100 BBC women ! http://www.bbc.com/news/world-41380265

[Segye Times] "The right to be treated is a fundamental human right...Refugees must be medically treated without discrimination"

Segye Times founder's birthday and Foundation Day commemoration, interview with the co-laureates of the Sunhak Peace Prize - Italian surgeon, Dr. Gino Strada February 3, 2017 ​ Refugees have gone through so much pain as part of a global village suffering from conflict and war. According to UNHCR's 2015 Global Report, the number of refugees worldwide is estimated at 16.12 million.  As US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on his immigration ban, and more European nations began following suit closing its borders, refugees found themselves in more difficulties.  But there are people who have been working hard for more than 20 years for refugees with nowhere to go. Italian surgeon Dr. Gino Strada (68), who saved over 8 million people by providing medical care to war victims in conflict areas around the globe, and Afghanistan's female educator Sakena Yacoobi (66), who presented a solution for refugee resettlement through education.  The two winners of the 20

[Segye Times] The Sunhak Peace Prize, the hope for refugees the world

Doctor and educator dedicated to refugees, honored at the 2nd award ceremony; Now all countries around the world must follow suit to solve the refugee crisis Feb 4, 2017 Two peace messengers who gave life and hope to refugees throughout the world, were jointly awarded the Sunhak Peace Prize.  The Sunhak Committee (Chaired by Dr. Il Sik Hong) awarded the 2nd Sunhak Peace Prize to Dr. Gino Strada of Italy and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi of Afghanistan, at the awards ceremony held yesterday at the Jamsil Lotte Hotel World in Seoul, Korea.  The Sunhak Peace Prize was enacted as a proposal by the founder of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, to realize the ideals set forth by Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who emphasized that global peace must be achieved through true love.  The inaugural award was given in 2015, to Dr. Modadugu Gupta of India, who contributed to the resolution of the food crisis, and President Anote Tong of Kiribati, who strove to cope with cl

[Segye Times] The 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony

Being held on February 3 (Friday) at 10 am, at the Jamsil, Lotte Hotel World, Crystal Ballroom  Over 800 people from more than 100 countries around the world in attendance, including current and former parliamentarians, national and international VIPs, music choreographer Kolleen Park, among others from all walks of life The “laureate lecture” will be held at a special plenary session later that day on February 3 (Friday) 5:30 pm at the same venue   The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee (Chairman, Dr. Il Sik Hong, former president of Korea University) will hold its “2017 Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony” on February 3 (Friday), at 10 am at the Jamsil, Lotte Hotel World, Crystal Ballroom (3rd floor). Dr. Gino Strada, an Italian surgeon, and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, an Afghan women’s education professor, were selected as co-recipients of the prize.  On November 29, 2016, the Committee officially announced its laureates to the world at a press conference in Washington, DC.