The United Nations' World Food Program won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
'The WFP family, they're out there in the most difficult, complex places in the world,' said WFP Executive Director David Beasley. 'They're out there, and they deserve this award.'
WFP has been providing food assistance to millions of people around the world for nearly 6 decades. In 2019, the organization helped feed 97 million people across 88 countries.
The agency says COVID-19 has compounded threats to food security.
'Since the onset of the pandemic, WFP's needs have grown considerably and are outpacing available funding,' a spokesperson told NowThis.
Despite travel and other restrictions during the pandemic, the org has continued to support hungry families, as well as various aid agencies with its air service and logistical teams.
'When everything went into shutdown mode, the World Food Program was there,' says Spokesperson Tomson Phiri. 'The World Food Program had to provide the logistical support that the world deserved.' This video "World Food Program Wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com.