World Food Programme Recognized for Fight Against Hunger by Nobel Committee


2019 Nigeria Young Lions Print Competition Winner by Mary Ogedengbe and Sodiq Sheu from Noah's Ark Communications Limited

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its role in combating hunger and contribution to making conditions better for peace in conflict-affected areas.


The Norwegian Nobel Committee in presenting the award on Friday 9 October described the organization as "a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict."


Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee also highlighted the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global food supplies and criticized the politics of populism.


The WFP, a United Nations entity, was created in 1961 and today provides food to over 100 million people a year.


The United Nations World Food Programme launched ShareTheMeal , a crowdfunding smartphone application to fight global hunger in 2014. It enables users to make small donations to specific WFP projects and to track its progress. As of April 2020, ShareTheMeal has over 2 million downloads and 58 million meals shared.


In 2019, Pitcher Festival of Creativity partnered with the World Food Programme to brief Young Lions Competitors to create campaigns to promote ShareTheMeal app.

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