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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to UN's World Food Programme

There were 318 individuals and organizations nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.But on Friday morning, the Norwegian Nobel committee confirmed the identity of one of those groups.They recently announced that the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) was the winner of this year's prize.Last year, the WFP delivered food to more than 97 million people in 88 countries.The WFP prides itself on its "unparalleled reputation" as an emergency responder.And every day, they rely on a network of more than 5,600 trucks, 30 ships, and almost 100 planes to deliver food.WFP Executive Director David Beasley posted a video statement on Twitter shortly after the prize was awarded.It's because of the WFP family. They're out there in the most difficult, complex places in the world, where there's war, conflict, climate extremes—it doesn't matter. They are out there and they deserve this award. Wow, David Beasley, WFP Executive Director

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