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The Third Humanitarian Visa d’or award - International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The award is open to professional photojournalists.

It is designed to highlight the need for respect for medical missions working in situations of armed conflict and violence.

The ICRC was founded, exactly 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.

The 2013 winner of the ICRC Humanitarian Visa d’or award, sponsored by the SANOFI ESPOIR Foundation, is Sebastiano Tomada / Sipa Press for his work in Aleppo (Syria) reporting on the plight of the wounded and injured, the difficulty in receiving health care and the prevailing insecurity for relief organizations exposed to the violence.

The award was presented to Sebastiano Tomada during the evening show in Perpignan on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

About the laureate of this year :The Third Humanitarian Visa d’or award - International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) awardee

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

Previous winners: Catalina Martin-Chico (2011) and Mani (2012).

For more information on the ICRC : The ICRC Project "Health Care in Danger, It's a matter of Life & Death"