Donald Trump loses the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme
President Donald Trump has missed out on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, after the top honour was awarded
to the United Nations World Food Programme.
The Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP) was honoured for its efforts to combat hunger,
its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas, and for acting as a driving force
in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.
Donald Trump loses Nobel Peace Prize to World Food Programme, Announcing the award in Oslo,
Berit Reiss-Andersen, chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee,
said: ‘With this year’s award, the (committee) wishes to turn the eyes of the world to the millions of people
who suffer from or face the threat of hunger.
‘The World Food Programme plays a key role in multilateral co-operation on making food security an
instrument of peace.’
The Nobel committee said in its citation: “The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to a strong upsurge
in the number of victims of hunger in the world.
“Until the day we have a medical vaccine, food is the best vaccine against chaos.
“There is an estimate within the World Food Programme that there will be 265 million starving people
within a year, so of course this is also a call to the international community not to underfund the World Food Programme.”
The World Food Programme said winning the Nobel Peace Prize is a “proud moment” and “nothing short
of a feat”.Spokesman Tomson Phiri said at a briefing in Geneva