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Nobel Peace Prize 2020 awarded to World Food Programme for fighting hunger

Long forgotten during the 1990s and early 2000s as famine and hunger largely disappeared from news headlines, the WFP jumped into the spotlight again in 2007-08 as the world faced a food crisis

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Nobel Committee pointed to the threat of a “hunger crisis of inconceivable proportions,” unless WFP and groups with similar focus get the financial backing they need

Lars Erik Taraldsen, Javier Blas & Jonas Cho Walsgard | Bloomberg
The World Food Programme was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize as the fight against hunger takes on greater urgency in a world shaped by conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic.

The organisation is being honoured “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”, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday.

It pointed to the threat of a “hunger crisis of inconceivable proportions”, unless the WFP and other groups with a similar focus get the financial backing they

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First Published: Oct 09 2020 | 11:53 PM IST

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