The people of the Philippines are not defeated. During our trip, we learned a Filipino word -- Bayanihan -- that perfectly encapsulates what we witnessed among typhoon survivors. The word means a spirit of communal effort.
These brave and innovative change-makers, who will all be honored with an award that's been hailed by the media as the "Nobel Prize for Child Advocates," prove that you don't need a cape to dramatically transform the lives of others for the better.
In remembering George McGovern, I am especially envious of those who had known him for many decades. It will always be a signal memory of my life that I had the privilege to present the World Food Prize to Senator McGovern.
Whether it is moving through checkpoints manned by armed militias or deploying camels to reach the victims of natural disasters, the World Food Programme has the expertise and the commitment to make sure the food gets through.