- Covering the story of a burned Iraqi boy for CNN prompted Arwa Damon to start a charity
- INARA matches children to the medical care they need
- Charity has worked with more than 50 war-wounded Syrian refugee children since 2015
Arwa Damon is a CNN Senior International Correspondent. She has more than a decade of experience in war zones across the Middle East and North Africa region and has often focused her work on humanitarian stories. Damon has received extensive recognition for her work including the International Women's Media Foundation 2014 Courage in Journalism Award and a 2016 Gracie. The opinions in this article are solely those of the author.
(CNN)All we knew that day, back in August 2007, was that we had to do something. As journalists, that "something" was to tell his story. Little did we know the impact it would have, or the movement that a little, horribly disfigured, 5-year-old Iraqi boy would inspire.