The famous Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this year to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP), one of many global organizations that have a record of reporting rape, abuse and food poisoning scandals, Breitbart reported.
The Norwegian organization announced the decision, saying the WFP won the award for “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas, and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”
“The world is in danger of experiencing a hunger crisis of inconceivable proportions if the World Food Program and other food assistance organizations do not receive the financial support they have requested,” the committee justified.
However, such a mention also merits scrutiny of equal proportion.
According to an independent internal survey of the work environment conducted a year ago, two dozen people in the agency experienced sexual assault or rape in the workplace, and the number of reports of sexual assault was significantly higher.
The firm Willis Towers Waston, which conducted the anonymous survey of WFP employees, revealed that 28 people experienced rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. The number is twice as high as what other U.N. organizations have reported. Thirty-five percent of the respondents said they experienced abuse of authority including “authoritarian supervision” and “interference with career opportunities.” Another 29 percent said they experienced nonsexual harassment, including “yelling and screaming” and “spreading rumors.”
However, these figures only represent cases within the organization, and the U.N. faces widespread allegations of rape (including of children), sexual assault, “sex for food/help” and other crimes across many of its agencies, particularly its “peacekeeping” program.
One of the problems identified in Africa, for example, is that food distribution often falls into the hands of warlords who then use the food to sell it for profit or to extort and manipulate the population.
“In south and central Somalia, where nearly 20 years of war has ravaged the country, warlords commonly steal food aid and use it to control the population,” United Arab Emirate’s the National reported that year. “Here in the more stable northern region, where many have sought shelter from the fighting, some of the food is stolen by corrupt officials looking to make a profit.”
Another Fox News report from 2015 accuses the WFP of mishandling donations in the millions that were not used for the purposes promised to its donors, and that there was no secure accounting procedure to ensure the proper use of those funds.
In mid-2019 the WFP had to cancel the distribution of a supposed “super cereal” that ended up killing 400 people and making hundreds sick in Africa. An analysis of the cereal found dangerous bacteria, mold, and possible carcinogens.
After repeated reports of the bad effects of the super cereal, the WFP had to withdraw 21,000 tons of it.
This is not an isolated case. Global aid organizations with an unrelenting reputation and millions in donations, appear to be involved in the very things they claim to fight.
In 2018, Oxfam, a British charity, was discovered using its aid programs in Haiti to sexually abuse and rape the very people, sometimes 12-year-old girls, it was supposed to be helping, according to a report by Independent.
The question that remains at the end is, for those who still possess a sense of justice, what does the Nobel Peace Prize mean today?