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.