“The need for international solidarity and multilateral cooperation is clearer than ever,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit Rees-Andersen said at a press conference on Friday.
“The coronovirus epidemic has contributed to a huge increase in the number of starvation victims in the world,” the Nobel committee said in its citation. According to Reuters.
The committee said, “Unless we have a medical vaccine, food is the best vaccine against anarchy.” “There is an estimate within the World Food Program that … within a year there will be 265 million hungry people, so of course it is also a call by the international community not to reduce the World Food Program.”
WFP tweeted in response to “thank you for recognizing the work of WFP employees, who put their lives on the line every day to bring food and support to more than 100 million hungry children, women and men worldwide” . ”
The organization has said that more than 800 million people currently suffer from chronic hunger, most living in conflict-prone areas such as Syria and Yemen.
Awards committee also discussed The role of starvation as a weapon of war is visible in the context of the WFP’s criticism of Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who have diverted food aid and prevented access to the WFP and other humanitarian aid organizations.
“It is one of the oldest conflict weapons in the world, which you can drive out of the population to enter an area,” Rees-Anders said. “If you get control over food, you also get military control and you get better control of civilians. You can use food insecurity as a method to chase populations from their territory. “
The award comes after the announcement President TrumpDonald John Trumpden campaign wakes up on M on day of VP debate Trump chases Whitmer for calling Whitmer into extremism involving kidnapping scheme. Trump says he hopes to hold the rally despite the recent COVID-19 diagnosis. Three nominations were received for the award, the most recent of which came Four Australian law professors Last week, he cited the role of the president in touting the peace talks between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Trump received a nomination for a prize from a member of the Swedish parliament and a member of the Norwegian parliament in September for Israeli-UAE deliberations and the president’s decision to withdraw troops from the Middle East.