1972 Napalm Girl escorts Ukraine refugees from Ukraine to Canada

WARSAW (Poland) -- Phan Thi Phuc, the girl from the 1972 Vietnam napalm attacks photo, escorted 236 Ukrainian refugees on Monday on a flight from Warsaw, Poland to Canada.

1972 Napalm Girl escorts Ukraine refugees from Ukraine to Canada

WARSAW (Poland) -- Phan Thi Phuc, the girl from the 1972 Vietnam napalm attacks photo, escorted 236 Ukrainian refugees on Monday on a flight from Warsaw, Poland to Canada.

Phuc's famous Associated Press photo, in which Phuc runs with her napalm-scalded body exposed and is running, was etched on the plane of a private nongovernmental organization that is transporting the refugees to Regina, capital of the Canadian province Saskatchewan.

Kim, 59 years old, is a Canadian citizen. She said that she wanted her story and her work with refugees to be a message for peace. She traveled from Toronto with her husband Bui Huy toan to board the humanitarian flight.

Canada provided visas to thousands of Ukrainians after Russia invaded their country. These refugees are mostly children and women from Ukraine. Millions of Ukrainians fled their homeland after Russia invaded on February 24th. According to the U.N., almost 5.5 million people have registered with European humanitarian organizations.

Canada is one of many Western countries that offer refuge for Ukrainian refugees.

Enrique Pineyro (Argentine philanthropist, pilot, and founder of Solidaire), flew the Boeing 787. Oscar Camps, Spanish Open Arms' founder, was also on board.

Nick Ut, an AP photographer, took the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Kim and others fleeing a napalm attack south Vietnam in June 1972.

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