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Bags of food dropped by air from a World Food Program plane are sorted in Padeah, South Sudan.

(Associated Press)The United Nations’ World Food Program was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition of its efforts to fight hunger across the globe.

Story continuesHowever, the United States remains by far the biggest donor to the World Food Program, which relies mainly on contributions from governments.

Friday’s Peace Prize is the 101st to be awarded since 1901.

The 318 candidates nominated for the peace prize this year included 211 individuals and 107 organizations, the fourth-largest pool in the award’s history.

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