Director of UN World Food Program calls on billionaires to “stand up” after Nobel Peace Prize winner


The United Nations World Food Program is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize winner for tackling world hunger and its efforts “to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict”. Last year, the program provided assistance to nearly one million people in 88 countries.David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations agency and former governor of South Carolina, told CBSN on Friday that the recognition was an “honor and a blessing”, especially “in a time like this.” According to Beasley, the number of people on the brink of famine – not people who go to bed hungry – rose from 135 million to 270 million over the course of the Coronavirus pandemic.

“With all the wealth that we have in the world today, we have a cure for famine, we have a cure for famine, we have a cure and it’s called food. But we need the money, ”Beasley said. “Our employees are committed to doing this work, to spreading the word about it and to saving lives. “


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