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The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the United Nations Hunger Agency, the World Food Programme (WFP). In a statement, the Nobel Committee said that this prize was awarded to WFP “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to the improvement of peace in conflict-affected areas and for its leadership in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”

Reacting to the award, WFP Executive Director David Beasley said: The Nobel Peace Prize is not only awarded to WFP. We work closely with governments, organizations and private sector partners whose passion for helping the hungry and vulnerable is equal to ours. Without them, we could not help anyone.”

Congratulating WFP, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that WFP operates above the political arena, with humanitarian needs driving its operations. The organization itself survives thanks to voluntary contributions from UN member states and the general public.”

In 2019, WFP provided assistance to nearly 100 million people in 88 countries experiencing acute food insecurity and hunger.