UN food chief calls for more donations to prevent unrest, global starvation

UN food chief calls for more donations to prevent unrest, global starvation

The United Nations food Chief, David Beasley, has called for more donations to prevent unrest, global starvation.

Beasley, who is also the head of the UN Nobel Prize-winning World Food Program, warned that without additional billions of dollars to feed millions of hungry people, the world will experience mass migration, unstable nations, and starving children and adults within the next 12 to 18 months.

He expressed worry that WFP will be insufficient to raise the $23 billion needed this year to assist millions of people in need in an interview before handing the reins of the world’s largest humanitarian organization to American ambassador Cindy McCain next week.

Last year, David Beasley, who was once a US state governor, praised increased funding from the US and Germany and urged China, the Gulf countries, billionaires, and other nations to “step up big time.”

Beasley raised $14.2 billion for the World Food Program in 2018, which is more than double the $6 billion he raised in 2017, the year he took over as executive director.

Over 128 million people in more than 120 countries and territories received assistance from this money.

He expressed hopes Gulf countries would increase contributions because of the high price of oil, particularly Muslim nations that have ties to nations in east Africa, the Sahara, and other parts of the Middle East.

Even though charity isn’t a long-term solution to the food crisis, Beasley claimed that the richest billionaires made huge profits during the COVID-19 pandemic and that “it’s not too much to ask some of the multibillionaires to step up and help us in the short-term crisis.”

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. Currently, it has 193 Member States, the UN and its work are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

The UN has evolved over the years to keep pace with a rapidly changing world.

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