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Punters betting on Greek islanders who helped migrants for Nobel Peace prize

world Updated: Oct 06, 2016 18:14 IST
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Refugee children are escorted by volunteers for their class at the Refugee Education Chios centre on the Greek island of Chios. (AFP File Photo)

Punters are putting their money on this year’s Nobel Peace Prize going to Greek islanders who have opened their hearts and homes to hundreds of thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean.

The award will be announced on Friday in Oslo, Norway, and as usual the Norwegian Nobel Committee isn’t dropping any hints about its choice.

Betting site Unibet gave the lowest odds Thursday to the Greek islanders, while another betting site, Paddy Power, had the White Helmets rescue group in Syria in first place, followed by the islanders.

Syrian children play on the top of a tent at the Ritsona camp for refugees and other migrants north of Athens. (AP Photo)

Others with low odds include Pope Francis, the architects of Colombia’s peace deal and Congolese surgeon Denis Mukwege, who treats victims of sexual violence in that nation’s civil war.

Last year the committee surprised the world by picking the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet.