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WFP 'proud' after winning Nobel Peace Prize - spokesman

FILE PHOTO: A logo of the World Food Programme humanitarian organization is seen on a plane at the National Airport Minsk, Belarus April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo

GENEVA (Reuters) - It was a “proud moment” for the U.N. World Food Programme and “nothing short of a feat” after the organisation won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, its spokesman said.

“The nomination in itself was enough but to then to go on and be named the Nobel Peace Prize winner is nothing short of a feat,” spokesman Tomson Phiri said at a Geneva briefing.

He referred to the agency’s work in providing food and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic when airlines were no longer operating, saying it had gone “over and above the call of duty”.

Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Toby Chopra