Oslo (Norway): The World Food Programme has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. On October 9, the Norwegian Nobel Committee headed by Berit Reiss-Andersen in Oslo announced the win.

The committee noted that the organization’s work addressing hunger had also laid the foundations for peace in war-torn nations.

The organisation provided assistance to almost 100 million people in 88 countries around the world last year.

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The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger and promoting food security.

The World Food Program was established in 1961 after a proposal by President Dwight Eisenhower.