WFP spokesperson on Nobel win: 'This is a proud moment'

“This is a proud moment” for the World Food Programme (WFP), says Tomson Phiri, a spokesman for the UN agency, after the organization won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.”This year we have gone over and above the call of duty,” as the WFP kept international aid flowing despite pandemic lockdowns and transportation curbs, he tells a press briefing in Geneva.”The WFP stepped up to the plate,” Phiri says. “At one point we were the biggest airline in the world, when most if not all commercial airlines were ground to a halt.”Global humanitarian needs to alleviate hunger are expected to grow because of t…

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