Colombian president pledges to donate Nobel funds to country's conflict victims

Colombian president pledges to donate Nobel funds to country's conflict victims

The Guardian: World News

Juan Manuel Santos promises to continue to seek peace deal with Farc and donate almost $1m to ‘victims of 52 years of war’ after winning peace prize

President Juan Manuel Santos has said he will donate almost $1 million in Nobel peace prize money to the victims of Colombia’s half-century conflict.

Santos made the announcement Sunday during a visit with his family and top government officials to an impoverished town in western Colombia where dozens of people were killed while sheltering in a church during an intense battle between leftist rebels and far-right militias.

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