UN’s WFP wins Nobel Peace Prize: This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been won by the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP).
Impact caused by climate change, conflicts and other disasters communities, the humanitarian organisation works to tackle hunger in these communities.
During a very challenging time the Nobel Prize Committee chose the WFP for its commitment to its goals: “The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to a strong upsurge in the number of victims of hunger in the world. In the face of the pandemic, 2020 Nobel Prize laureate WFP has demonstrated an impressive ability to intensify its efforts.”
“Every one of the 690 million hungry people in the world today has the right to live peacefully and without hunger. Today, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has turned the global spotlight on them and on the devastating consequences of conflict.
“Climate shocks and economic pressures have further compounded their plight. And now, a global pandemic with its brutal impact on economies and communities is pushing millions more to the brink of starvation,” the WFP stated.
“Very happy that such a merited Nobel Peace Prize goes to the WFP. It’s our moral duty, in particular, to make sure that no child goes to bed hungry. To achieve this, the EU will continue to partner with the WFP to work for a world without hunger.” Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission announced on Twitter.
UN’s WFP wins Nobel Peace Prize