The MP for Dumfries and Galloway, Russell Brown, has paid tribute to Khalil Dale following the news that the former Dumfries resident was named posthumous winner of the 2013 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award. Mr Brown described Mr Dale as a "worthy winner" of the award.
Khalil Dale, an aid worker who was abducted and killed in Pakistan last year, has been honoured with an award. Mr Dale, who was brought up in Dumfries, has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award.
Mr Dale, who was a nurse in Dumfries, joined the Red Cross in 1981. He worked in some of the world's most dangerous countries including Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. He was abducted in Pakistan in April 2012 and his body was found four months later.
– Khalil's brother, Ian Dale
Khalil very much saw himself as someone who just got on with his job, wherever that happened to be. He would have been very humbled by this accolade, which is testament to the lives he changed and the legacy he leaves behind.
Khalil was loved and respected by many people. I am extremely proud my brother – and the work he carried out over many years to make a difference for others – has been recognised in such a wonderful way.