A single $6 billion donation from Musk, Bezos, and other billionaires could save a record 42 million people from starvation, World Food Programme director says

According to the Director of the World Food Programme, 42 million people "knock on the door of famine," he said.
David Beasly appeals to billionaires such as Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos for $6 billion.

In an interview with CNN, Beasly stated that billionaires must step up.

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Director of UN World Food Programme, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos called for 0.36% of their net wealth to save 42 million people in need of food.

"The governments are exhausted. This is why billionaires should step in now, on a one-time basis. In an interview with CNN, David Beasly, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, stated that $6 billion is needed to reach 42 million people who are literally going to starve if they don't get help.

He said, "It's easy. They don't have to do it every day, every week, or every year.

UN reports released in May showed that at least 155million people were facing food insecurity crisis in 2020.

Beasley stated that 42 million people are at the worst level of food insecurity and are "knocking on the door to famine."

"Just help me one time. He said that $6 billion is a steep price tag.

Beasly stated that the current hunger crisis was caused by "a perfect storm" of conflict, climate change and COVID-19.

He stated that Bezos, Amazon's founder, had an increase in net worth of $64 billion over the past year, and he was only asking for 10%. He also mentioned that Musk, SpaceX's CEO, saw his net worth rise by $6 billion in one day last week.

On Wednesday, Musk's net worth was $253.8 billion while Bezos' was $196.1 billion.

"The net worth of the top 400 billionaires in America increased by $1.8 trillion in the last year. He said that he only wanted.36% of the net worth growth. "I support people making money, but God knows that I am all for helping people in greatest need right now. The world is in trouble."

Beasly offered to take any billionaire for a single trip, so that he could show them reality.

"We have a vaccine against this. It's called money, food. It's simple. Beasley stated. "Billionaires must step up."

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