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George Clooney to hand out $1m prize for humanitarians who risk lives for others

By Joe Nerssessian

Published 23/04/2016

Hollywood star George Clooney will present a one million US dollar prize celebrating individuals who risk their lives for others
Hollywood star George Clooney will present a one million US dollar prize celebrating individuals who risk their lives for others

George Clooney is to present a $1m (£700,000) prize at a ceremony in Armenia celebrating individuals who risk their lives for others.

The Oscar award-winning actor (54) will hand out the prestigious gong later today at a special humanitarian conference.

Among the nominees are an American doctor, Tom Catena, who runs a hospital in war-torn Sudan that serves 500,000 people despite being repeatedly bombed and a Burundi woman, Marguerite Barankitse, who has saved the lives of almost 30,000 children.

Former Irish president Mary Robinson sat alongside Clooney on the prize selection committee.

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