The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the winner the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. It was awarded the prize the Nobel Committee Norway on Friday. The Nobel judges spoke why they gave the award to the WFP. They said the WFP got the award, "for its efforts to combat hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions peace in conflict-affected areas". They said another reason was that the WFP acted, "as a driving force to prevent the use hunger as a weapon war and conflict". The WFP tweeted: "We are deeply humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This is an incredible recognition the dedication the WFP family, working to end hunger every day 80-plus countries."
The World Food Programme is the largest humanitarian organization the world. Last year, it gave help to more than 97 million people 88 countries. Its workers and volunteers often work extremely dangerous conditions. These can be remote, hard-to-access areas the world. Over two-thirds of its work is conflict-affected countries. People in war zones are three times more likely to be undernourished than those in countries conflict. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to global food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million starving people a year." The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called the WFP "the world's first responder the frontlines food insecurity".