World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize For Efforts To Combat Global Hunger

CNN: World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against ‘hunger as a weapon of war’
“This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its ‘efforts to combat hunger’ and its ‘contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas.’ The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which presented the award in Oslo on Friday, also described the organization as ‘a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.’ In awarding the prize, committee chair Berit Reiss-Andersen noted the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global food supplies and criticized the politics of populism…” (Reynolds, 10/9).

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