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World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize

What Happened:

  • On Friday, the World Food Programme won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in combatting hunger.

  • The World Food Programme delivered food to 97 million people last year.

  • The agency, created by the UN in 1961, is now one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world.

  • The agency receives its' funding through donations and raised a record-breaking $8 billion last year.

  • Said Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, "This is...a call to the international community not to underfund the World Food Programme...This is an obligation, in our mind, of all states of the world to ensure that people are not starving."

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