Pop-music superstar Shakira -- a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which provides education for children in Colombia -- received a humanitarian award at the World Economic Forum as it kicked off in Davos, Switzerland.
“We should be devastated that, in 2017, there are still 250 million kids under 5 who are still at risk, who will likely be stunted physically and intellectually,” Shakira said Monday (Jan. 16) in a speech while accepting the WEF’s Crystal Award.
“Now take that in for a second. We’re talking about nearly the population of an entire country the size of the U.S. This is a tragedy for those children and an epic, epic failure for all of us.”