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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the [win / winner] of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. It was [awarded / award] the prize by the Nobel Committee in Norway on Friday. The Nobel judges [spoken / spoke] about why they gave the award [at / to] the WFP. They said the WFP got the award, "for its [effects / efforts] to combat hunger" and "for its contribution to bettering conditions for [piece / peace] in conflict-affected areas". They said another reason was that the WFP acted, "as a [driving / cycling] force to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon [of / by] war and conflict". The WFP tweeted: "We are [deep / deeply] humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This is an [incredibly / 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 / for] more than 97 million people in 88 countries. Its workers and volunteers often [working / work] in extremely dangerous conditions. These can be in [remote / control] , hard-to-access areas of the world. Over two-thirds [off / of] its work is in conflict-affected countries. People in war [cones / zones] are three times more [likely / liked] to be undernourished than [them / those] in countries without conflict. The COVID-19 pandemic has [subtracted / added] to global food insecurity. The WFP said: "There will likely be 265 million starving people [without / within] a year." The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called the WFP "the world's first responder" on the [headlines / frontlines] of food insecurity.

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