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World Food Programme Win 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, Delivered Food To 97 Million 2019

The World Food Programme, which won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, delivered food to 97 million people last year.The United Nations agency, created as an experiment in 1961 after a request by US President Dwight Eisenhower, is today one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations.Its first major mission came in 1962, when an earthquake hit northern Iran and killed 12,000 people. Just months into its existence, the WFP sent survivors 1,500 metric tons of wheat, 270 tons of sugar and 27 tons of tea. The following year, a maiden development mission was launched in Sudan and its first school meals project in Togo was approved.By 1965, the WFP had proven its value and became a fully-fledged UN agency.World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against ‘hunger as a weapon of war’“This is the first time in my life I’ve been speechless! This is unbelievable,” David Beasley, the WFP’s free-spoken American executive director, said after hearing of the award.

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