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World Food Programme 'deeply humbled' by Nobel Peace Prize award, its chief says

FILE PHOTO: The World Food Programme (WFP) Executive director David Beasley attends a news conference on the food security in Yemen at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

OSLO (Reuters) - The United Nations World Food Programme is “deeply humbled” by the announcement it had won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Executive Director David Beasley said on Friday.

“This is an incredible recognition of the dedication of the WFP family, working to end hunger everyday in 80+ countries,” he wrote on Twitter.

Reporting by Nora Buli, writing by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche

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