UN’s World Food Programme awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2020 for efforts in combating hunger
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat food insecurity and hunger around the world, Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee announced.
It is to be noted that WFP is one of the largest humanitarian organisations promoting food security and addressing hunger.
The @WFP has been awarded the 2020 #NobelPeacePrize 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 Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 9, 2020
Last year, the WFP gave assistance to nearly 100 million people who are victims of acute food insecurity and hunger.