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October 09, 2020

World Food Programme (WFP) awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2020

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the winner for this year's Peace Prize at the Nobel Institute in Oslo. The Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 has been awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP).

The organization has been honoured with this prestegious award "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict".

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger and promoting food security. In 2019, the WFP provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries who are victims of acute food insecurity and hunger. 

With this award announcement, the Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to turn the eyes of the world towards the millions of people who suffer from or face the threat of hunger. 

Important points to Remember about World Food Programme :

  • Parent Organization : United Nations General Assembly
  • Formed on : 19th December 1961
  • Headquarters : Rome, Italy
  • Head of WFP : David Beasley
  • Note : WFP provides food assistance to an average of 91.4 million people in 83 countries each

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