The Humanitarian Award recognises the unsung superheroes working in the humanitarian field.
“Winning this award tells me that people are watching and appreciating what I’m doing. The best thing for me is to move ahead and help people, and I’m sure the award will help more people to come and support AfriKids to do greater work in Ghana.”
- Joe Asakibeem of AfriKids, winner of the Humanitarian Award 2018
We asked you to nominate a humanitarian worker who you believe should be publicly recognised for an outstanding contribution to a particular humanitarian crisis, and the judges have now picked three finalists. The winner was announced on 18 March 2019.
Christine Ngbaazande, social reintegration coordinator, World Vision
"Christine has and will continue to make a lasting impact on her community in Yambio, South Sudan – through her work directly to change attitudes and help communities accept those who have experienced horrific human rights violations, but also as a role model to her community." - Erica Hall, World Vision
This year's finalists
Dr Diakaria Maiga, health manager, International Medical Corps
"Dr Diakaria Maiga is a hero who serves his local community with dedication and has accomplished more than any other in our medical interventions in the conflict-affected areas of Timbuktu, a region of Northern Mali." - Pacifique Kikongwe, International Medical Corps
Fredrick Kianda, CBR coordinator, HelpAge International
"Fred is professional, visionary, committed and dedicated to make sure the lives of the refugees are better not only from his management but from his professional therapy skills." - Diana Hiscock, HelpAge International