The Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 has been awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize 2020 awarded to World Food Programme (WFP).
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
The unprecedented pandemic has contributed to a strong upsurge in the number of victims of hunger in the world. Amid the pandemic, WFP demonstrated an impressive ability to intensify its efforts to curb hunger.
In the face of the pandemic, the organisation stated, ‘Until the day we have a medical vaccine, food is the best vaccine against chaos.’
In the year 2019, WFP provided assistance to around 100 million people in 88 countries. These people were the victims of acute food insecurity and hunger.
In 2019, around 135 million people were victims of acute hunger. This number was the highest compared to the previous years.
Nobel prize is the most prestigious award in the world. This award is administered by the Nobel Foundation in stockholm, sweden. This prize consists of a medal, personal diploma and a cash award.
Every year since 1901,the Nobel prize has been awarded for achivements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, Literature and for peace. In 1968,Sveriges Riksbank(Swedens central bank)established prize in economic science in memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel prize.