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October 12, 2020
BALTIMORE – World Relief, a global humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to alleviate poverty and respond to disasters worldwide, congratulates the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) for winning the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, October 9, 2020. This award is well deserved for an organization that has saved millions of lives around the world and for its ongoing efforts to fight hunger in regions of conflict and hardship around the world.
The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. Last year, it provided assistance to almost 100 million people in 88 countries. World Relief partners with the World Food Programme in several countries in Africa, including Sudan, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through this partnership, World Relief has reached over 203,000 individuals in communities across Sudan and South Sudan in 2020 alone.
“The World Food Programme is absolutely deserving of the renowned and prestigious Nobel Peace Prize,” said Scott Arbeiter, president of World Relief. “The global problem of hunger is getting worse around the world, as are the conflicts that exacerbate it. That’s why the UN’s work through WFP is extremely valuable and crucial today. We at World Relief have worked with the WFP through several projects and have always been impressed with their professionalism, effectiveness, and compassion in helping the most vulnerable in some of the most dangerous and dire places in the world.”
World Relief partners with churches and community leaders around the world to help alleviate poverty and world hunger. Through its programs such as Agriculture for Life and and Savings For Life, they are able to help thousands of people who may not have access to food or the means to survive. Organizational partnerships such as World Relief and the World Food Programme are critical to reaching the most vulnerable and have proven that humanitarian collaboration is an impactful way to alleviate world hunger and poverty.
To learn more about World Relief, visit: https://worldrelief.org/
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About World Relief
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. For over 75 years, we’ve partnered with churches and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.
Learn more at worldrelief.org.