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Prez Santos to donate Nobel prize money to Colombia conflict victims

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Sunday that he would donate his Nobel Peace Prize money to victims of the conflict that has roiled his country for half a century.

world Updated: Oct 10, 2016 09:49 IST
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Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos acknowledges the applause while addressing people who worked for the peace accord to be approved in the recent referendum, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos acknowledges the applause while addressing people who worked for the peace accord to be approved in the recent referendum, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.(REUTERS)

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Sunday that he would donate his Nobel Peace Prize money to victims of the conflict that has roiled his country for half a century.

“Last night, I met with my family and we have decided to donate those eight million Swedish krona ($925,000) to the victims,” Santos said after a religious ceremony for those affected by the armed conflict in the northwestern town of Bojaya.