The Nobel Peace Prize of the year 2020 has been awarded to the United Nations Organization for the World Food Program (WFP)
The Nobel committee announced on Friday that WFP’s contribution to fighting hunger worldwide has won them the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020. “The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to give the World Food Program (WFP) the Nobel Peace Prize of 2020,” the Nobel committee said in its announcement.
The Rome-based organization says it helps 97 million people in about 88 countries each year and that one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat.
The prize is ten million Swedish crowns or approximately $ 1.1 million and will be presented in Oslo on 10 December. “The need for international solidarity and multilateral cooperation is more evident than ever,” Berit Rees-Andersen, chairman of Norway’s Nobel Committee, said at a press conference.
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While the WFP is a driving force in efforts to curb the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict, the outbreak of COVID-19 has further increased its relevance, she said. The Nobel committee said in its citation that the coronovirus epidemic contributed to a huge increase in the number of starvation victims in the world.