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Humanitarians at work (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Humanitarians at work (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Feeding the hungry has always been the biggest concern of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – and now they’ve been honoured for their efforts with probably the most prestigious award of all: the Nobel Peace Prize. 

By awarding this prize to the WFP, the Nobel committee says it hopes to raise awareness worldwide about hunger and the impact it has on world peace.  

In areas of conflict and war where food is often used as a weapon, the programme delivers supplies by helicopter, or even on the back of an elephant or a camel.  

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