Is there a broader meaning behind the WFP’s Nobel Prize?

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The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize highlights an agency working at the intersection of war and hunger.



Myanmar’s de facto leader excluded because of her acceptance of state crimes against the Rohingya minority.

The award for work on a virus comes as the world battles the new coronavirus pandemic. [Claudio Bresciani/EPA]

Two American and one British-born scientist won the 2020 Nobel Prize for work in identifying the Hepatitis C virus.

Members of the Afghan government delegation - (left to right) Fawzia Koofi, Sharifa Zurmati Wardak and Habiba Sarabi - after the opening of the historica intra-Afghan peace negotiations with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, September 12, 2020 [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

They have risked their lives to educate girls and survived assassination attempts. Now they hope to end decades of war.

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