Karen Graham, winner of the 2012 Robert Burns Humanitarian award for her work in Libya, has been recognised once again; this time with an MBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee honours list. Speaking from Tripoli Karen said she was "shocked and humbled" to have been given an MBE for her selfless aid work.
Working to treat patients from both sides of the ongoing conflict in Libya, Karen was presented with the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award in January 2012 having gone to great lengths to save the lives of others with little concern for her own.
The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award - launched in 2002 and supported by South Ayrshire Council, EventScotland and VisitScotland - recognises a group or individual who has saved, improved or enriched the lives of others or society as a whole, through personal self-sacrifice, selfless service or 'hands on' charitable work.
Karen was honoured along with two colleagues on the Diplomatic and Overseas list announced over the weekend.