Bond Humanitarian Award longlist
The Humanitarian Award highlights the unacknowledged heroes working in the humanitarian field.
Below, you can see the longlist of nominations. Click on the organisation below to see which humanitarian they have submitted for this award and for what reason.
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Doaa Kutbi - International Medical Corps UK
Dr Doa’a has been instrumental in the growth of International Medical Corps’ humanitarian operations in Yemen, beginning in Aden and expanding to Aldhalee and Taiz. Thanks to her hard work, the organisation is saving more lives now than ever before.
Her work has resulted in lower malnutrition rates and an increase in immunisation coverage in areas where nutrition and immunisation activities are often met with distrust, due to cultural norms and misinformation.
She has established emergency obstetric and gynaecological ICU departments, as well as a paediatric unit at Alsadaqa and Ibn Khaldun hospitals, meaning that pregnant women and children—the two most vulnerable groups in Yemen’s catastrophic war—now have access to comprehensive paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological ICUs services.
Khadija Farah - International Medical Corps UK
Thanks to Khadija’s work increase the number of safe deliveries and successfully promote practices such as exclusive breastfeeding, fewer women die in childbirth and more children survive. The maternal mortality rate in Somalia is 732 deaths of mothers for 100,000 live births—down from 1,210 in 1990.
Khadija doesn’t just inspire her fellow humanitarians to action. Women and girls in several communities live in a safer environment today than before, because Khadija has managed to mobilise and convince a number of religious leaders to explicitly reject and work to end gender-based violence in their communities.
Negash A. Ali - International Medical Corps UK
The medical assistance that Dr Negash provides a lifeline to mothers and babies in Darfur, a region where access to maternal healthcare remains low and childbirth is often unsafe. His work has contributed to a reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality in relevant areas.
Amid ranging tribal conflict in central Darfur, Dr Negash at one point in his career provided surgical services to people wounded by conflict, saving lives in one of the most inaccessible areas of Darfur. The humanitarian situation in Darfur remains one of the most complex in the world. Compared to the widespread international attention the war got when it broke out in 2003, the conflict and the people of Darfur nowadays receive little attention, despite enormous needs and persistent suffering.
Danish Jabbar Khan - Kaarvan Crafts Foundation (nominated by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan)
An architect who never ‘designed a building’ but always pushed the boundaries of his discipline. Danish designs spaces that generated dialogue to change public attitudes about cultural stereotypes and make space for marginalized views.
Danish brings together different entities from government, thinktanks, services agencies, fashion industry, art, private foundation and individuals across the globe to come together and affect change for a culture of peace — for every human being to distill gender barriers. He is not afraid of taking smart risks or creating and sharing bold ideas to meet changing demands and the relentless need for innovation.
Shadi Zahed and Muteeb Hamdan - Relief International
When Shadi and Muteeb arrived at Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp, nonprofits were mobilizing supplies to meet the immediate needs of new refugee arrivals. Few programs were in place to meet refugees’ longer-term needs.
It was at their own initiative that the two teamed up (prior to any official grant) to address this gap in services. By reflecting on their complementary skillsets, Shadi and Muteeb concluded that they could prepare students for both tracks covered by the Tawjihi. Their commitment to preparing students for the next chapter in their lives remains the same as when they started teaching.
Dr Malik - Syria Relief (nominated by Save the Children UK)
Working in the toughest conditions as a medic – who are too often a target in Syria’s brutal war – to save children’s lives on a daily basis both through his own interventions and the inspiration he has given to his team – both within Syria Relief and Save the Children – are what make Dr Malik an exceptional humanitarian.
He’s also an inspiring networker and partner. Dr Malik helped to found the Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership and was the catalyst for the creation of the world’s first ever paediatric blast injury field manual.
Agatha Aboe - Sightsavers
In Ghana, Agatha introduced the idea of conducting house-to-house searches for people with trachomatous trichiasis, the most severe stage of trachoma, which can lead to irreversible blindness.
This shift in programming significantly increased treatment coverage and ensured that no one was left behind. Demonstrating leadership by example, she personally led and participated in these searches in the Northern and Upper West regions of Ghana, travelling through very difficult terrain to go door-to-door to ensure everyone was reached. Her presence greatly encouraged local case finders to go that extra mile in their work.