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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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