UN meets Elon Musk’s conditions for $6 Billion donation plan to solve world hunger

UN has offered a “clear plan” to Elon Musk to solve world hunger with the 2% of his wealth. 

In late October, David Beasley, the director of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), claimed that only 2% of Elon Musk’s wealth, or approximately $6 billion, is enough to solve world hunger.

The SpaceX founder responded to the claim, saying he would gladly make the donation, but only in case the UN describes exactly how the money would help in solving the global issue.

He also required the plan to be “open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”

This week, WFP finally offered a transparent plan for slowing world hunger with just 2% of Tesla’s CEO. Tagging Elon Musk in a Twitter post, Beasley wrote:

“This hunger crisis is urgent, unprecedented, AND avoidable. Elon Musk, you asked for a clear plan & open books. Here it is! We’re ready to talk with you – and anyone else – who is serious about saving lives.”

The proposal titled “A one-time appeal to billionaires” explains in detail how the cash would be spent in a bid to tackle world hunger.

According to WFP, the “systemic hunger crisis” is caused by a “perfect storm of conflict, climate crises, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising costs for reaching people in need.”

The plan states:

“US$6.6 billion would help stave off starvation for 42 million people across 43 countries.”

UN’s proposal explains that $3.5 billion of the donation would be used for food and delivery costs, while $2 billion will be spent on cash and food vouchers, among other expenditures.

Furthermore, $700 million would cover “country-specific costs to design, scale up and manage the implementation of efficient and effective programmes for millions of tons more food and cash transfers and vouchers.” Another $400 million would be spent “for global and regional operations management, administration and accountability.”

As of November 18, Elon Musk still does not appear to have responded to the proposal.

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