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Bassam Hawas Quru was the winner in 2017 for his work in IS-controlled territory in Iraq.

Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award recognises the superheroes working in the humanitarian field. 

Who's your humanitarian hero?

We are asking you to nominate a humanitarian worker who you believe should be publicly recognised for an outstanding contribution to a particular humanitarian crisis.

This individual will have demonstrated great courage and creativity in their work, the power to inspire others, the ability to lead as well as to follow, and incredible integrity in difficult circumstances. This work could be in one of the following areas: disaster relief, human development, refugee assistance, civil society, equitable economic development, health, environment, education, population or public policy.

The individual could work for anyone in the humanitarian and development community including INGO workers, suppliers to the sector, community organisations or government organisations.

Judging criteria

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • How compellingly you tell their story
  • Has the individual made an outstanding contribution to humanitarian or international development work, in challenging circumstances
  • Who and how many people were reached
  • Has the individual made a lasting impact on the lives of others
  • Does the individual's story inspire others to act

Submit your entry

Entries are now closed.

Last year's winner

Despite considerable personal risk, Bassam Hawas Quru's work in previously IS-controlled territory in Iraq has helped thousands of people. Click here to find out more about him.