The World Food Programme, which sent food to 97 million people in 2019, received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on the 9th of October this year. Almost 60 years ago, The United Nations agency did an attempt in 1961 when US President Dwight Eisenhower asked for it. Through the years, WFP shifted to be one of the world’s greatest philanthropic organizations now. Its most famous mission occurred when an earthquake hit Northern Iran in 1962.

Weeks after the incident, the WFP bestowed 27 tons of tea, 1,270 tons of sugar, and 500 metric tons of wheat. The following year after that, it began a development mission in Sudan and made its first school meals project in Togo. The WFP became a certified UN agency in 1965 because of its contribution to the world through the years. Moreover, The WFP employs 5,600 vehicles, 30 ships, and approximately 100 airplanes to distribute goods to places around 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, commented after hearing about the prize.