Sh2023 Daod Essam

Essam Daod

Co-Founder, Humanity Crew; Child Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist

Essam Daod is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who provides emergency mental health interventions to displaced children and their families so they can transform their trauma into a source of growth. Daod grew up in Israel in a small Arab Palestinian village in Galilee. In 2015, while on a humanitarian rescue mission in Greece, he co-founded Humanity Crew and has worked with refugees ever since. He has spoken at conferences and media outlets worldwide, advocating for the importance of mental health support for child refugees and people in crises. In 2018, he became a TED Fellow and a WHO mental health expert team member. In 2021, Daod’s work was featured in the docuseries, "The Me You Can't See," produced by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry for Apple TV+.

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