- The director of the UN’s food-assistance branch has called on billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to donate a one-time $6 Billion payment that would help to save millions of people from starvation worldwide.
- “The governments are tapped out,” David Beasley, the executive director for the UN’s World Food Programme lamented. “…42 million people that are literally going to die if we don’t reach them.”
- Beasley noted that Bezos’ net worth increased by far more than $6 billion during the coronavirus pandemic and that Musk saw his net-worth rise by $6 billion in just one day.
Sarah Al-Arshani from Insider writes:
“The director of the UN’s food-assistance branch called on the billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to chip in a one-time payment that he said could help save millions of people around the world at risk of starvation.
“The governments are tapped out,” David Beasley, the executive director for the UN’s World Food Programme, told CNN in an interview that aired Tuesday. “This is why and this is when the billionaires need to step up now on a one-time basis. Six billion dollars to help 42 million people that are literally going to die if we don’t reach them.”
He added: “It’s not complicated. I’m not asking them to do this every day, every week, every year.”
A UN report released in May found that at least 155 million people faced crisis levels of food insecurity in 2020.
Beasley told CNN at 42 million people were thought to be at the most dire level of food insecurity and were “knocking on famine’s door.”
“Just help me with them, one time,” he said. “That’s a $6 billion price tag…”
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