Nobel Peace Prize 2020 Awarded To World Food Programme

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News: The Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 has been awarded to the World Food Programme for feeding millions of people from Yemen to North Korea with the coronavirus pandemic seen pushing millions more into hunger.

Facts:

  • World Food Programme(WFP): It is the food assistance branch of the United Nations, established in 1961.
  • Aim: To eradicate hunger and malnutrition with the ultimate goal of eliminating the need for food aid itself.
  • Significance: It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and part of its Executive Committee.
  • Funding: Its operations are funded by voluntary donations from world governments, corporations and private donors.
  • Headquarters:Rome,Italy.