The World Food Programme has won the 2020 Nobel peace prize for its efforts to combat hunger and to improve conditions for peace in conflict areas. The Guardian reports that the chairperson of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, revealed the 2020 laureate at the Nobel Institute in Oslo where she said the committee gave the award to the WFP because it wanted to “turn the eyes of the world to the millions of people who suffer from or face the threat of hunger”. Hunger, she said, was used as a “weapon of war and conflict”. The award was also a call to the international community to fund the UN agency adequately and to ensure people were not starving, she said.