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The Nobel peace prize this year goes to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Workers of the World Food Programme are loading food at a logistics base in the Central African Republic.

09.10.2020 |

Commenting on the choice, German Development Minister Gerd Müller said: "The decision to award this year's Nobel peace prize to the UN World Food Programme is splendid. As the Nobel Committee rightly pointed out, conflicts lead to hunger and hunger increases conflicts. Fighting hunger is therefore also peace policy. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the work of the World Food Programme is more important than ever before. The economic recession caused by the pandemic could mean that up to 115 million people will be plunged into extreme poverty this year. It is therefore important that supply chains are maintained. In the COVID-19 crisis, Germany has increased its funding for the World Food Programme for 2020 and is making more than 900 million euros available all together. The contribution that the UN World Food Programme makes towards peace and stability cannot be praised too highly."

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