The Director of the World Food Program told Elon Musk: ‘The world is on fire’
In the document Beasley posted, WFP proposes to spend $3.5 billion on direct food purchases and delivery, $2 billion “for cash and food stamps (including transaction fees) in places where food is not available.” markets can work” and spent another $700 million to administer new food programs “adapted to domestic conditions” and ensure “help reaches those most easily hurt the most.”
Another $400 million will be used for “operations management, governance and accountability” and supply chain coordination.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Musk had not responded.
Beasley said giving away $6 billion, or 2% of Musk’s net worth, could help solve world hunger.
Beasley previously responded to Musk’s tweets, assuring him that the systems are designed for transparency and open source accounting.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the world hunger crisis was exacerbated by climate change and conflict. However, the pandemic has further complicated existing problems, leaving “42 million people literally knocking on the door of famine,” Beasley said. “This is a worst-case scenario.”
Walé Azeez, Eoin McSweeney, Adam Pourahmadi and Moira Ritter of CNN Businesses contributed to this report.