Gino Strada, a refugee medical relief activist, and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, an Afghan woman educator, have jointly been selected as the winners of the 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize. The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee today held their 2nd Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony and presented the two laureates each with $ 500,000 in prize money along with a medal and plaque.

Dr. Gino Strada was recognized for his work with EMERGENCY, a humanitarian medical relief organization he founded that provides free of charge medical care to war victims in the Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi was recognized for her dedication to women's education in Islamic society.