MAC Congratulates 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Winner!

Mines Action Canada congratulates the World Food Program (WFP) on being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. We are very pleased that WFP's efforts to eradicate the use of hunger as a weapon and their lifesaving work around the world has been recognized by the Nobel Committee. The use of hunger as a weapon through instituting blockades and sieges is a war crime that we have unfortunately seen used too often in the past decade. We know that armed conflict also leads to hunger through the destruction of infrastructure, displacement, contamination of agricultural land with landmines, cluster munitions and explosive remnants of war, and economic devastation. This award celebrates the contributions of WFP staff and implementing partners who work in extremely difficult conditions to ensure people's most basic needs are met.