The New Paper

October 9, 2020

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to World Food Programme

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme this morning for its efforts to combat hunger, improve conditions for peace in conflicted-affected areas, and prevent the use of hunger as a “weapon of war and conflict.” According to the announcement, the WFP is the world’s largest hunger-focused humanitarian organization, and provided assistance to nearly 100M people suffering from hunger across 88 countries in 2019.

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