Colombian President to donate Nobel money to victims

Colombian President to donate Nobel money to victimsHe made the announcement in the city of Bojaya, after taking part in a religious ceremony for people affected by the conflict. The donation will amount to around 820 thousand, BBC.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said he will donate the money from the Nobel Peace prize to help the victims of the 52-year conflict in his country.

Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize last week for reaching a peace agreement with the Farc rebel group last month.

The deal was rejected a few days later by Colombian voters in a referendum.

About 260,000 people have been killed and more than six million internally displaced in Colombia.

Colombian President said: "Last night, I met with my family and we have decided to donate those eight million Swedish krona ($925,000) to the victims."

Earlier Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the award of the Nobel Peace Prize would help further the peace process in the Latin American country.
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