A Win for the Hungry: Congratulations to the World Food Program for the Nobel Peace Prize award

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  • As WFP’s largest implementing partner, we work together in more than 27 countries, including many of the world’s toughest places to be a child, where hunger and malnutrition rob children of their God-given potential.
World Vision staff, Daniela Miño, delivers food kits and education kits to families in south Quito, Ecuador. Credit: Chris Huber/World Vision

SEATTLE (October 9, 2020)Edgar Sandoval Sr., World Vision United States President & CEO, said: “Congratulations to World Food Program on this well-deserved recognition. This award reflects the global community’s growing awareness for the most vulnerable around the world and is an encouragement during a particularly critical time.

“After decades of progress in the fight against hunger, the COVID-19 pandemic will double the number of people facing acute hunger to more than 265 million this year, according to the WFP. Worldwide, 10,000 more children will die of hunger every month in the first year of the pandemic.

“As WFP’s largest implementing partner, we work together in more than 27 countries, including many of the world’s toughest places to be a child, where hunger and malnutrition rob children of their God-given potential. In our program areas we are already seeing these deadly aftershocks, as lockdowns mean parents are unable to secure an income to buy food or bring critically ill children to our feeding centers for treatment.

“Thanks to our partnership with the WFP, every day we see children’s lives saved and hope restored to families. Under these grim circumstances, partnerships like this one and the support of donors and governments will be even more critical to save lives. We must do all we can to ensure every child has the opportunity to thrive.”

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