We’re very excited to share that Red Cross volunteer, donor and partner Murad Al-Katib won the Oslo Business for Peace Award for his contributions to feeding refugee families. This honour comes as no surprise to us, as Murad is known for his dedication and care both at home and around the world.   

Murad was chosen for the award because of his work using sustainable agriculture to provide 700 million meals to refugees who are fleeing conflict and violence in Syria. Those meals consist of ingredients that are commonly called pulse crops, including what Murad is likely most known for – lentils. 

Besides his work feeding families, Murad is giving back to the community in Saskatchewan by sitting as the Chair of the RED Gala – Saskatchewan’s largest fundraiser for the Red Cross – and supporting the society financially. 

Winners of the Oslo Business for Peace award are picked by Nobel Laureates, and Murad is the first Canadian to win. He received his award in Oslo City Hall, as part of the annual Business for Peace Summit on May 15, 2017.

We’re so proud of Murad and thankful for his humanitarian work – and thrilled to congratulate him on this well-deserved award.