The director of the United Nations Food Shortage Organization says 2% of Elon Musk’s wealth could solve world hunger


In an interview on CNN, David Beasley said billionaires “need to act now on a one-time basis”. join the world with Becky Anderson that aired Tuesday – specifically citing two of the world’s richest men, Jeff Bezos And Elon Musk.

“$6 billion to help the 42 million people who are literally going to die if we don’t reach them. It’s not complicated,” he said.

a “perfect storm” of many crises, such as climate change and covid-19 pandemicThis means that many nations are “knocking on the door of famine,” Beasley said.
Half of Afghanistan’s population – 22.8 million people – face a severe hunger crisis, as does a wfp report Released on Monday. The report concludes that massive unemployment and liquidity crisis mean the country is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis and 3.2 million children under the age of five are at risk.
a new series of reports The Biden administration issued a stern warning last week: The effects of climate change will be widespread and cause problems for every government.

In the reports, the administration details how climate change is driving migration, marking the first time the US government is officially recognizing the link between climate change and migration. The WFP has warned about this rapid pace of movement in the past, particularly in the “dry corridor” region of Central America.

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“Take, for example, the United States and the Central America region, the Dry Corridor, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua — down in that region alone,” Beasley said Tuesday. “We’re feeding a lot of people out there and the climate is just changing with hurricanes and flash floods; it’s just devastating.”

In Ethiopia, the WFP estimates that 5.2 million people Food aid is urgently needed in the Tigre region, where Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has led a major attack Against the Tigre People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) since last year. Thousands of civilians have been killed since thend, while more than 2 million have been displaced.

Humanitarian organizations such as the WFP have struggled to get supplies to those in need in the region, adding to the crisis.

“I don’t know where they’re getting the food from,” Beasley said in an extensive interview. “We’re out of fuel. We’re out of cash in terms of paying our people and we’re running out of money and we can’t bring our trucks.”