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Hend Sabri and Zeina Barhoum Celebrate the World Food Program’s Nobel Peace Prize

Hend Sabri, Vogue Arabia September 2020

Hend Sabri for Vogue Arabia September 2020. Photography: Ämr Ezzeldin

Tunisian actor Hend Sabri and Jordanian opera singer Zeina Barhoum have joined a host of celebrities in a video to celebrate the United Nations World Food Program‘s (WFP) Nobel Peace Prize recognition.

Jordanian opera singer Zeina Barhoum. Photo: Supplied

Sabri and Barhoum featured in the video alongside fellow advocates, including American designer Michael Kors and South African actor Hlubi Mboya. All the stars joined in praising the UN World Food Program, as well WFP colleagues and volunteers for achieving the prestigious award, which the organization will accept during a virtual event taking place today at 4pm GST. The People’s Prize event will be live streamed on Facebook.

The WFP was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, beating 318 other candidates. The organization was recognised “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.”

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Sabri has been an ambassador with the WFP since 2010. The former Vogue Arabia cover star recently posted a video on Instagram, sharing her memories of her philanthropic work with the WFP over the last decade. “Reflecting on my 10 years of humanitarian service: the memories, the challenges, and my dreams for the future,” she captioned.


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Soprano singer Barhoum was announced as an advocate by the WFP earlier this year. She has been supporting the organization since 2017, using her talent and voice to draw attention to the importance of tackling hunger in vulnerable communities. “Taking on the responsibility of representing an organization such as the World Food Programme as Advocate can be quite a challenge,” said Barhoum. “But it gives great pride to have been granted the opportunity to try and make a difference – hand in hand with the diligent teams working very hard towards pulling every string and relieving world hunger.”

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