The Hilton Foundation announced today that the 2011 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize has been awarded to Handicap International for its work in assisting people with disabilities in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict and disaster. Awarded annually since 1996, the $1.5 million Hilton Prize is presented to humanitarian associations for their exceptional contribution to alleviating human suffering.
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The winner of the Conrad N. Hilton Prize was officially announced in Geneva on Tuesday, 15 March by Judy M. Miller, vice president of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and director of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize, along with Princess Salimah Aga Khan, member of the Hilton Prize jury; Bernard Kouchner, former French Foreign Minister and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo; and Cornelio Sommaruga, former Swiss Secretary of State, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Honorary President of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).
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