Wednesday, June 24, 2015
CNN Spotlight on Canadian Asylee Kim Phuc
CNN has a new series called Rewind: Where are they now? It will be a series to catch up with people who "stumbled into the headlines - and then faded from view."
This week, they have spotlighted Kim Phuc who, at the age of 9, became the face of the Vietnam war when she was photographed, naked, moments after being severely burned in a napalm attack. Here is the photo, courtesy of the Kim Foundation International.
Kim is now living in Canada, where she obtained asylum. She has created The Kim Foundation International, a charity "dedicated to providing funds to support the work of international organizations that provide free medical assistance to children who are victims of war and terrorism." Her goal is to help underprivileged children who are the innocent victims of war.
The famous photo was once a source of embarrassment for Kim. Now, she has "work[ed] with that picture for peace."