David Beasley, Director of the World Food Program (WFP) of the United Nations detailed in an interview that billionaires must “Take a step forward now, just once”, specifically citing the two richest men in the world, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to end world hunger.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a net worth of about $ 289 billion, while Jeff Bezos’ fortune hovers around $ 192.5 billion, according to Bloomberg.
This means that David Beasley he is asking for a donation of only 2% of his fortune.
What about world hunger?
Half of the population of Afghanistan which is 22.8 million people, faces an acute hunger crisis, since unemployment and the liquidity crisis make the country is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.
On the other hand, the administration of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, warned in a series of new reports that the effects of climate change will be far-reaching and will pose problems such as world hunger for all governments.
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Climate change and its possible consequences
These reports detail how climate change is driving migration, which is why the World Food Program has warned about this wave of movements in the past, particularly in the region of “Dry Corridor” in central America.
The affected regions
Another region that needs help is Ethiopia, where the World Food Program estimates that 5.2 million people urgently need food assistance in the region of Tigray, where thousands of civilians have died and more than 2 million have been displaced.
“I don’t know where they get their food from,” Beasley said. “We have run out of fuel. We have run out of cash, in terms of paying our people, we are running out of money and we cannot get our trucks in. “
These were the statements of the idea of a small group of individuals to end world hunger with the help of men like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
With information from CNN.