Nobel Peace Prize awarded to United Nations World Food Programme for ‘efforts to combat hunger’
The Nobel Committee noted that there has been an upsurge in the number of victims of hunger due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was also remarked that the committee recognized the link between hunger and conflict and it commended the World Food Programme for its ongoing commitment to “bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas”.
The World Food Programme – awarded the 2020 #NobelPeacePrize – is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger and promoting food security. In 2019, @WFP provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries.#NobelPrize— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 9, 2020
Two thirds of the WFP’s operations are conducted in war-torn areas, where people are three times more likely to be malnourished. According to the WFP, on any given day, the WFP has 5,600 trucks, 30 ships and nearly 100 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those most in need.Also on rt.com 'Sputnik V' worthy of Nobel Prize? Two Russian MPs think developers of world’s first Covid-19 vaccine should be recognised in 2021
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