Inaugurated in 2018, the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards have been established to honour those who have shown exceptional leadership in the promotion of human welfare.

Through this annual event, the Irish Red Cross seeks to provide a platform to celebrate humanitarian leadership and excellence in Ireland.

In presenting these awards it is our hope that the efforts of those we have recognised will be held up as a powerful example of what is possible when people come together in support of those in need.

What is a Humanitarian exactly?

A Humanitarian is a person who works to improve people’s lives and reduce suffering. A Humanitarian can act locally or internationally. It is the selfless act of supporting others in need that is the sole definition of Humanitarianism.

This Year’s Winners were Honoured At A Live Event In The Royal College Of Physicians Of Ireland That took Place On The Evening Of Thursday, April 13, 2023. The 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Was Selected Internally By The Irish Red Cross and Awarded to Colm Smullen. Read more here.

Humanitarian of the Year

Lifetime Achievement

Young Humanitarian

Corporate Impact

Innovation for Change

Journalism Excellence