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The Nobel Peace Prize 2020

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Press review from 5 to 11 October

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on 9 October to the World Food Program, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP, WFP). The agency was awarded "For its commitment to the fight against hunger and for its contribution to improving living conditions in areas where conflicts are ongoing"

WFP was chosen from 318 candidates. In 2019, WFP provided assistance to nearly 100 million people in 88 countries who were victims of great food insecurity. The Nobel Committee recalled that in 2019, 135 million people suffered from hunger, the highest number in many years.

Inevitably, with the Coronavirus pandemic, the victims of hunger in the world have increased significantly. In countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Burkina Faso, the number of people suffering from this terrible tragedy has increased dramatically, also due to the combination of internal conflicts and the pandemic phenomenon.

In this scenario "the World Food Program has shown an impressive ability to increase its efforts".

"Heartfelt thanks to the Nobel Committee for honoring the World Food Program with the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. This is a powerful reminder to the world that peace and #famezero go hand in hand.". This was the tweet of the WFP, founded in 1961 with headquarters in Rome.

United States

Donald Trump was discharged after contracting the Corona virus.

From his first statements in an interview with Fox he is keen to state that his health is good, and by now, he no longer has to lock himself in the basement because he seems to be immunized.

Proud of what he has been through, he says: "He seems to be immunized, I don't know for how long: maybe for a long time, maybe for a short time and maybe for life. Nobody knows for sure but I'm immunized“, Stresses US President Trump. But with just over three weeks into the vote, Joe Biden holds a double-digit lead over Donald Trump. According to a Washington Post-ABC poll, Biden has 54% of the vote compared to Trump's 42%. The poll reflects the popular vote and not the one to win the 270 voters needed for the White House.

NOGORNO- KARABAKH

After the agreement reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan for the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, an attack arrives again on 10 October.

In a statement, the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry announced that the Armenian forces caused 7 deaths with artillery shells in the city of Ganja, in Azerbaijan.

The ministry specified that 33 people were also injured, without distinction some, many children of the residential area that was targeted were affected.

CORONAVIRUS IN THE WORLD

In France, on 11 October, there were 16.101 cases of Coronavirus positivity, a figure far from the almost 27.000 of 10 October, but still very high if you think of a Sunday day, with fewer and fewer swabs carried out.
There were 46 deaths in France, for a total of 32.730 since March 1st.

Romania, on the other hand, remains in the Balkans the country most affected by the pandemic, with 2.880 infections in the last 24 hours of 11 October alone with 53 deaths. The totals rose to 155.283 cases and 5.411 deaths. One of the worst weeks since the covid pandemic began.
In the last two weeks, the Balkan country has been in second place for the percentage of deaths, surpassed only by Spain 3.6 per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Croatia recorded 508 new cases and seven victims in a single day, Bulgaria 448 new infections with four deaths. Slovenia too with 411 infections in 24 hours.

There are also numerous infections in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with 302 cases in 24 hours, with a new victim. The toll since the beginning of the pandemic is 30.325 coronavirus infections and 907 deaths. Montenegro recorded another 228 cases out of 899 tests performed, with another four deaths. In Serbia, 24 new infections (total 102) and one victim (34.787) have been recorded in the last 763 hours, and Kosovo with 49 cases and two deaths.

The UK recorded 12.872 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, down from 15.166 on Saturday, and 65 deaths. According to data provided by the government, there are a total of 603.716 cases in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, and a total death toll of 42.825.
The Lebanese Interior Ministry has ordered a one-week lockdown for 169 villages and localities in the country and has ordered the closure of bars and nightclubs throughout the country to try to cope with the growing spread of the coronavirus. According to international media, the lockdown will begin on Monday 12 October and will last at least until 19 October, while the bars and nightclubs will remain closed until further notice.

THAILAND

A tragedy has hit Thailand. A train derailed and overwhelmed a bus of worshipers bound for a temple in the province of Cha Choeng Sao, two hours from Bangkok. The weather conditions were not the best, the big storm that was unleashing undoubtedly worsened the situation. 60 people were traveling on the bus at the time of the collision. The toll speaks of 17 dead and at least 30 injured.

The bus with the impact overturned on its side and a crane was needed to lift it and extract the dead and injured. These types of accidents are very frequent in the country. The roads are dangerous, the controls are scarce and the people driving in addition to not respecting the speed limits, most of the time they are involved in accidents due to a high state of intoxication.

The bus was headed to a temple in the province of Cha Choeng Sao for a ceremony to mark the end of Buddhist Lent.

MEGHAN, DUCHESS OF SUSSEX

The Duchess of Sussex told a teen podcast how she struggled to be trolled on the internet, especially during the pandemic.

In an interview with her husband, Prince Harry, on Teenage Therapy Podcast, she claims to have been the most trolled person in all of 2019.

In honor of World Mental Health Day they opened in an interview later reported by CNN, in a conversation about the priority of mental health, about removing the stigma around the problem and about how everyone can contribute to a world: physically, mentally, emotionally, healthier.

Meghan spoke about the problems caused by isolation and online bullying, emphasizing that despite having a different life, living a unique experience, feeling hurt, separated, isolated is still a form of universal discomfort and malaise.

Prince Harry added that vulnerability is not a weakness, but a sign of strength, and that it is very easy to be sucked into negativity, but one must have the strength to cut it out of one's life, even through meditative paths, which he follows with. great success.

According to the World Health Organization, World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10 October, with the overall goal of raising awareness of health problems around the world and mobilizing efforts to support mental health.






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