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Nobel Peace Prize goes to UN World Food Programme (WFP)

Introduction

The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. The award was given to highlight the organization's work in delivering food assistance to millions of hungry people around the world. WFP Executive Director David Beasley said he was "humbled" by the recognition, which came as its staff were working hard to deliver aid in Syria and Yemen.


World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley said the award was a "humbling recognition" of the work done by WFP and its staff across 80 countries.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, providing food assistance to 80 million people in 80 countries.

It has been working in Syria and Yemen, where millions are starving thanks to war and conflict.

In a statement on its website, executive director David Beasley said the award was a "humbling recognition" of the work done by WFP and its staff across 80 countries. He said: "This prize should also be seen as an encouragement for all those who continue to fight against hunger."


The Nobel Peace Prize Committee said it wanted to highlight the agency's work on behalf of the "millions of people who suffer from or face the threat of hunger."

The Nobel Peace Prize Committee said it wanted to highlight the agency's work on behalf of the "millions of people who suffer from or face the threat of hunger."

The U.N.-affiliated WFP has helped hundreds of millions since its founding in 1963 and says it reached 90 million people in 80 countries last year alone. It works in conflict zones, refugees and other vulnerable populations by providing food assistance, training farmers and helping them grow crops that can withstand droughts or floods. The organization also helps governments bolster their agricultural sectors through programs like school lunches for children who otherwise would go hungry at school every day (or at least every week).


The United Nations' World Food Programme has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize. This gives renewed attention to a global organization that is helping millions of people.

The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize. This gives renewed attention to a global organization that is helping millions of people.

The WFP was established in 1961 as an agency of the United Nations, with headquarters in Rome, Italy. Its mission is to provide food assistance in emergencies and also work towards ending hunger worldwide by 2030 through sustainable development projects and partnerships with local communities.

The organisation has been around for 70 years and has helped save the lives of 100 million people during times of war or natural disasters over its history--including providing emergency rations during famine in Ethiopia in 1984-85; supplying food aid after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005; helping victims after earthquakes hit Haiti (2010) Indonesia (2014); providing meals for schoolchildren during civil unrest in South Sudan since 2013.


Conclusion

The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the most prestigious awards in the world, and this year it goes to an organization that is doing important work around the globe. The United Nations' World Food Programme has helped millions of people over its 60-year history, and this award will hopefully bring renewed attention to its efforts on behalf of those who suffer from hunger or face its threat.

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