Nawal al-Soufi won the recently established UAE ‘Arab Hope Maker’ prize and was rewarded with 1 million AED. She was rewarded for her passion and dedication to helping refugees. She arranged rescue missions for an estimated 200,000 Syrian refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea. She was selected as one of the 2018 Muslim Persons of the Year for the Muslim 500 publication.

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