Ladies and gentlemen, members of the Nobel Prize Committee; dear friends of peace, friends of humanity,

It is with great humility that I learned of this news while I was in the middle of performing surgery in my hospital.

At this time, my thoughts turn immediately to all survivors of rape and sexual violence in conflict zones around the world.

I am honored to be named alongside Nadia Murad, with whom I have shared this fight for some time.

Nadia Murad is a person for whom I have a great deal of respect because of her courage

and strength in denouncing this barbarity in conflicts, which goes well beyond anything that one can imagine.

Read more at the source: A Message from 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Denis Mukwege