Young Humanitarian Award

It has been said that “the power of youth is the common wealth of the entire world.”* The Irish Red Cross emphatically agrees with this view and recognises that the vision and humanitarian actions of our young people are critical to finding the solutions to tomorrow’s challenges.

The Young Humanitarian Award has been established to recognise the extraordinary contribution of a young person who has demonstrated inspired leadership in support of a humanitarian cause.

The recipient of this honour will have demonstrated true leadership and a genuine spirit of goodwill, volunteerism, philanthropy and/or humanitarianism in the benefit of others.

*Kailash Satyarthi – Indian social reformer and co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize”

Learn more about our 2021 Award winner.