The announcement of the World Food Programme as the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize is a major achievement in the global fight against hunger. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the WFP and are so proud to be a strong, long-time partner of this incredible organization. Action Against Hunger and the WFP share a common vision of a world free from hunger and continue to collaborate in the areas of nutrition security, nutrition information management, operations and more as we work toward this goal.
Hunger is spiraling out of control as conflict, climate change and the impacts of COVID-19 decimate food systems, displace populations and threaten global security. Now is the time to shine a spotlight on this crisis that, left unchecked, could threaten billions of lives in the years to come.
Despite the many in-roads that have been made, global hunger levels continue to rise and we are nowhere near reaching the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030. As we fight to contain COVID-19, we need to highlight the hunger pandemic trailing its shadow and ensure that the progress that’s been made to date doesn’t come undone.
We hope this prestigious award will act as a beacon, shining a spotlight on a hunger crisis that is growing day by day. Now is the time for all of us – governments, humanitarian organizations, and individuals – to take a stand against hunger.