Humanitarian award – Working for youngsters

The world’s largest humanitarian prize has been awarded to Latin American child advocacy group Casa Alianza, the Associated Press reported Oct. 19.

The $1 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, awarded annually since 1996, will be used to fund Casa Alianza’s continued work on behalf of children.

The organization, founded in 1981, provides food, shelter, education, medical care and protection for children ages 6 to 18 in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Casa Alianza is pursuing 550 legal cases involving crimes against children in Latin America said the Hilton Foundation.

Previous recipients of the Hilton Prize include the African Medical and Research Foundation and Doctors Without Borders.

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