UN World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

The United Nations food agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), won the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize was given for the efforts it undertook to fight hunger and improve conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas.

The United Nations food agency helps around 97 million people in about 88 countries each year,

“The need for international solidarity and multilateral cooperation is more conspicuous than ever,” Chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen of the Norwegian Nobel Committee told a news conference.

The prize is worth ten million Swedish crowns, or around $1.1 million, and will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10.