“The fact that this award is being given for international understanding is particularly gratifying. Understanding of the refugee problem is crucial to finding solutions. Understanding is one the links in a chain of actions, without which the problems is crucial to finding solutions. Understanding is one of the links in one of the links in a chain of actions, without which the problems of refugees will not be solved.”

Amelia Bonifacio accepts Asia’s Premier Prize and Highest Honor on behalf of 1997 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee SADAKO OGATA.