Today’s Solutions: May 22, 2022

Some of the most influential humans in the world have won the Nobel Peace Prize including Malala Yousafzai, Barack Obama, and Nelson Mandela. This year, the prize goes to a much broader world actor: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

The pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity around the globe, so this year the Nobel Peace Prize goes to not a politician or activist, but an organization fighting every day to keep some of the world’s most vulnerable people fed. 

The organization was created in 1961 and provided food for 100 million people in 88 countries last year alone. Right now, the organization is operating a large-scale aid project in Yemen where local conflict has fueled a widespread famine. 

The prize money, 10 million Swedish krona ($1.1 million), will allow the organization to continue to draw attention to families suffering from food insecurity and provide vital resources to those in need. Hunger and conflict are two closely correlated factors. Food insecurity is common in regions of conflict and in turn, events like famines can drive civil unrest, so the WFP certainly plays an important role in world peace. 

In an interview with BBC, WFP head David Beasley said, “To receive this award is a recognition to the men and women at the World Food Programme who put their lives on the line every day for the struggling, suffering people around the world. So I hope this is a signal and a message that the World Food Programme is a role model and that we all have got to do more.”

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

The pursuit of nocturnal solar technology is growing

Last month, we wrote a story on solar cells developed by Stanford University that could draw a small amount of power at night, when most would think solar panels would be useless.  The endeavor to ... Read More

Meet the hero vet rescuing animals from war zones

Amid so much turmoil caused by the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, there are so many shining stories of hope. Incredible acts of humanity and kindness go on every day all around the world helping bring ... Read More

Allergies got your nose? 4 Medication-free methods to unclog your sinuses

It’s very improbable that anyone has ever enjoyed having blocked sinuses, but unfortunately, with spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, many people with seasonal allergies are likely suffering from sinus headaches ... Read More

These tips will help you make that big writing project less overwhelming

Whether it’s writing an essay, an article, or a book, the process of getting started on a writing project can be very daunting. It can be so daunting, in fact, that you spend way too ... Read More

The TILT Time Machine: for those who need help most

Recovery from trauma or addiction can be a painstaking and rigorous process that doesn’t just involve physical recovery. It involves tough psychological work that people can go through with the help of a therapist, but ... Read More