UN’s World Food Programme awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2020 for efforts in combating hunger

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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.

Last year, the WFP gave assistance to nearly 100 million people who are victims of acute food insecurity and hunger.