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UN World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize 2020

Reuters/Oslo
Filed on October 9, 2020 | Last updated on October 10, 2020 at 12.11 am
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(Reuters file)

'WFP has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger'

The United Nations food agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas.

The Rome-based organisation says it helps some 97 million people in about 88 countries each year and that one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat.

"The need for international solidarity and multilateral cooperation is more conspicuous than ever," Chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen of the Norwegian Nobel Committee told a news conference.

The prize is worth ten million Swedish crowns, or around $1.1 million, and will be presented in Oslo on December 10



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