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

Executive Director of the World Food Programme, David Beasley talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea May 13, 2019. Lee Jin-man/Pool via REUTERS/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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