ICRC Humanitarian Visa d’or Award – International Committee of the Red Cross

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The seventh ICRC Humanitarian Visa d’or award will recognize the work of a photojournalist reporting on women in war. The jury is particularly interested in stories on women, where, for example, they are seen as victims of sexual violence, as fighters, or taking over as head of the family when the men have left, either fighting, killed in combat or held captive. The ICRC was founded more than 150 years ago for the purpose of providing assistance and protection for people in times of armed conflict and other situations of violence. The ICRC operates in some sixty countries. This year’s award, with prize money of €8000 funded by the ICRC, goes to Angela Ponce Romero for her report on people who have gone missing in the fierce conflict in Peru between the Shining Path guerrilla group and government forces, and which has been going on for nearly half a century. The award was presented during the evening show on Thursday, September 7.

For information on the award: Frédéric Joli: fjoli@icrc.org

Award winners
  • 2017 Angela Ponce Romero
  • 2016 Juan Arredondo
  • 2015 Diana Zeneb Alhindawi
  • 2014 William Daniels
  • 2013 Sebastiano Tomada
  • 2012 Mani
  • 2011 Catalina Martin-Chico