Moscow: The Nobel Peace Prize, owned by Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta, has been sold in the United States. The medal was sold at auction for 103.5 million.
Prior to the auction, Muratov said all proceeds would go to UNICEF to help Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Russia, Germany, Moldova, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Muratov won the medal in 2021.
Dmitry Muratov and Maria Resa were jointly awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The award was given for his efforts to protect freedom of expression. He called on all to join the campaign to help children displaced by the war in Ukraine.
The full extent of the Ukrainian refugee crisis is difficult to quantify, and the crisis is far more complex than any other in Europe since World War II. As of May 24, the United Nations estimates that 6.6 million refugees have left Ukraine.
More than 3.5 million refugees have fled to Poland, more than 1 million to Romania and 1 million to Russia. Meanwhile, Hungary, Moldova and Slovakia are struggling to accommodate the refugees. The United Nations says there are more than 10,000 refugees in at least two dozen countries. Similarly, millions of people have been displaced within Ukraine. Everyone needs food, shelter and other basic necessities. Another 14 million people are still seeking refuge.