The stories behind the Peace Prize Exhibition 2020
Yemen is facing the biggest humanitarian disaster of our time.
Since war broke out in 2014, thousands of civilian lives have been lost, and 3.65 million Yemenis are now refugees in their own country. Today, less than half of the population has secure access to food.
Emergency relief in Yemen has only gotten more difficult as the conflict has evolved. Over the past year, the pandemic has further complicated aid operations, and made the political situation ever more precarious.
What are the causes of this dire situation? And why is the conflict seemingly so difficult to solve?
The Herero massacre in German South West Africa (now Namibia) between 1904 and 1908, is seen as the first genocide of this century.
What had begun as a military operation to subdue an armed struggle, became a total war with extermination as a goal. Control over food resources and enforced starvation played a decisive role in the 1904 Herero genocide in Namibia.
"Judging from the similarities between this genocide and the Holocaust, I realized that this was one of the first modern day genocides," says Aïda Muluneh about her Namibian photo In which we remain.
Click on the link below to learn more about how food as been used as a weapon in war and conflict in Namibia.
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Every third week, we will publish a new story with facinating facts and powerful statements on important topics, all related to the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2020, the WFP and the link between food and war.
The exhibition is supported by Yara International (Nobel Peace Prize Celebration Partner 2020), Canon (print partner) and Bergesenstiftelsen.
Adult: 120 NOK
Student & Senior: 90 NOK
Children (12-18): 50 NOK
Children under 12: Free
Family (2 adults/ x children under 18): 240 NOK
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: Free