The World Food Programme, which obtained the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on October 9, 2020, sent food to 97 million people in 2019. The United Nations agency did an endeavor in 1961 when US President Dwight Eisenhower requested for it. Through time, WFP became one of the world’s biggest humanitarian organizations today. Its greatest major mission occurred when an earthquake knocked Northern Iran and affected lives of 12,000 people in 1962. Months after the occurence, the WFP granted 1,270 tons of sugar, 500 metric tons of wheat, and 27 tons of tea.

The next year after that, it started a development mission in Sudan and established its first school meals project in Togo. By 1965, The WFP became a fully-fledged UN agency because of its proven value to the world. Furthermore, The WFP uses 5,600 trucks, 30 ships and almost 100 planes to disseminate stocks to places throughout the world, giving more than 15 billion rations each year. “This is the first time in my life I’ve been speechless! This is unbelievable,” David Beasley, the WFP’s free-spoken American executive director, told this statement after hearing about the award.