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World Food Programme - Level 0

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) won the Nobel Peace Prize. The judges said it won, "for its efforts to combat hunger" and "for...bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas". The WFP also helped to stop the use of hunger as a weapon. The WFP said it tries to end hunger every day in over 80 countries.

The WFP is the world's biggest humanitarian organization. Last year, it helped 97 million people. Its workers work in dangerous conditions, including in war zones where people are three times more likely to be hungry. COVID-19 will add to global hunger. The UN said the WFP is "the world's first responder" for world hunger.

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World Food Programme - Level 1

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel judges in Norway said the WFP won, "for its efforts to combat hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas". The WFP also acted, "as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict". The WFP said: "This is an incredible recognition of [our] dedication...to end hunger every day in 80-plus countries."

The WFP is the world's biggest humanitarian organization. Last year, it helped 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers often work in dangerous conditions. Over two-thirds of its work is in war zones, where people are three times more likely to be hungry. COVID-19 will add to global hunger. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million starving people within a year." The UN said the WFP is "the world's first responder on the frontlines of food insecurity".

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World Food Programme - Level 2

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The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee in Norway announced the news on Friday. The judges said the WFP got the award, "for its efforts to combat hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas". Another reason was the WFP acted, "as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict". The WFP tweeted: "We are deeply humbled to receive the prize. This is an incredible recognition of the dedication of the WFP family...to end hunger every day in 80-plus countries."

The WFP is the world's biggest humanitarian organization. Last year, it helped over 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers often work in very dangerous conditions in hard-to-access areas of the world. Over two-thirds of its work is in conflict-affected countries. People in war zones are three times more likely to not have enough to eat. COVID-19 will add to global food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million starving people within a year." The UN Secretary-General called the WFP "the world's first responder on the frontlines of food insecurity".

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World Food Programme - Level 3

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. It was awarded the prize by the Nobel Committee in Norway on Friday. The Nobel judges spoke about 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 for peace in conflict-affected areas". They said another reason was that the WFP acted, "as a driving force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict". The WFP tweeted: "We are deeply humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This is an incredible recognition of the dedication of the WFP family, working to end hunger every day in 80-plus countries."

The World Food Programme is the largest humanitarian organization in the world. Last year, it gave help to more than 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers and volunteers often work in extremely dangerous conditions. These can be in remote, hard-to-access areas of the world. Over two-thirds of its work is in conflict-affected countries. People in war zones are three times more likely to be undernourished than those in countries without conflict. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to global food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million starving people within a year." The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called the WFP "the world's first responder on the frontlines of food insecurity".

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