The World Food Programme (WFP) has worked tirelessly over the last six decades to feed the hungry and promote a more peaceful world. We can’t think of a group more deserving of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced on October 9th, 2020, that they “…decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the World Food Programme (WFP) 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.”
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of victims of hunger has only increased. And in some nations like Yemen, South Sudan, and Nigeria, the pandemic coupled with violent conflict has placed millions of individuals on the brink of starvation. WFP has stepped in and “…demonstrated an impressive ability to intensify its efforts,” (Nobel Prize) throughout this time.
We’re proud to work alongside WFP USA and are continually inspired by their mission and passion for what they do. If you want to learn more about the World Food Programme, check out their website.