The United Nations World Food Programme has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, this program delivers food assistance in emergencies, from wars to civil conflicts, natural disasters and famines. The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which presented the award in Oslo, described the organization as “a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”
The World Food Program began in 1961 now it provides food to over 90 million people a year. The chairman of the Norwegian Nobel committee Berit Reiss noted the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global food supplies and criticized the politics of populism.
The World Food Programme tweeted it’s “Thanks” after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. WFP wrote at twitter as “Deepest thanks @NobelPrize for honouring the World Food Programme with the 2020 #NobelPeacePrize. This is a powerful reminder to the world that peace and #ZeroHunger go hand-in-hand.”
The WFP claimed this recognition as the work of WPF staff who put their lives to provide food and services to the needy. “WFP is deeply humbled to receive the 2020 #NobelPeacePrize. This is in recognition of the work of WFP staff who put their lives on the line every day to bring food and assistance to more than 100 million hungry children, women and men across the world.”- WFP tweeted sharing a video.
Previous winners of the peace prize include former US Presidents Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter, Malala Yousafzai, Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and the European Union. These honour will be an encouragement for the organisation to work better for the needy.