The World Food Program, a United Nations agency fighting hunger and food insecurity around the world, has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
The WFP, which feeds more than 90 million people a year, has been awarded the prestigious award for its efforts to fight hunger, improve peace in conflict-affected areas, and act as a driving force in resistance, using hunger as a weapon of war and conflict. “Nobel Committee President Barrett Reese-Anderson said on Friday.
“The coronavirus epidemic has contributed to a strong rise in the number of hungry people in the world,” he said.
“In the face of the epidemic, the World Food Program has demonstrated an impressive ability to intensify its efforts.”
Reese-Anderson quoted the work of the WFP Coronavirus is worldwide, Which happened Millions Around the world Get hungry. “As long as we have a vaccine, food is the best vaccine against disorder,” Reese-Anderson said.
The WFP, which is funded by a fully voluntary grant, will receive a cash prize of $ 1.1 million. “It simply came to our notice then The statement thanked the committee for the award on Friday morning.
One of the most famous in the world – and Controversial at the time – Award, Nobel Peace Prize More than 100 times, back in 1901. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed Won last year To help achieve “peace and international cooperation” with neighboring Eritrea. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who won in 2016, Says That admiration helped him achieve the “impossible dream” of ending his country’s decades-long civil war.