Nobel Peace Prize goes to WFP


Intl desk, Oct 09: The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for its efforts to combat hunger.

The WFP had acted “as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict,” said the Norwegian Nobel Committee, reports BBC.

The prize is worth 10m Swedish krona (£864,200; $1.1m).

The 101st winner of the prize was announced at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo.