Humanitarian Award

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

We asked you to nominate a humanitarian worker who you believe should be publicly recognised for their outstanding contribution to a particular humanitarian crisis.


Bassam Hawas Quru, International Medical Corps

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

Bassam Hawas Quru IMC


All of the nominated individuals have demonstrated great courage and creativity, the power to inspire others, the ability to lead as well as to follow, and incredible integrity in difficult circumstances.

Click on the images below to find out more about the finalists.

Fikr Shalltoot, Medical Aid for Palestinians UK

The efforts of Fikr and her team enabled MAP to provide more medical supplies to hospitals than any other NGO during the attacks on Gaza in 2014.

Fikr Shalltoot, Map UK

Larry Benjamin, Orbis

A consultant ophthalmologist in the NHS, Larry gives up his free time and holidays to volunteer with Orbis and share his skills around the world.

Larry Benjamin, Orbis


Click on the images below to find out more about the rest of the nominees and read their incredible stories.

Abdullah Ampilan, Oxfam
Abdullah Ampilan

Dr Hilal El Fadil Ahmed, RedR UK
WASH demo workshop participants

Othman Moqbel, Human Appeal



Check out all the terms and conditions, including the judging criteria.