UN Responds To Elon Musk’s Challenge On Solving World Hunger

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Elon Musk’s outspokenness may have just cost him his Tesla and reputation! The richest man on Earth openly challenged the UN thinking they had their facts wrong. However, the tables have now turned and the UN has responded to the challenge, leaving Elon Musk at a disadvantage. What will unfold now?

Recap Of The Context

A few weeks earlier, someone tweeted that a very small percentage of Elon Musk’s wealth could solve world hunger. That amount approximated to $6.8 billion only. This figure seemed rather preposterous to Elon Musk and he openly challenged the UN! He said if the UN can make a plan suggesting how only this amount can solve world hunger, he will sell Tesla and donate the money.

However, his condition was that a transparent plan is made. People need to see where the money comes and goes. This is significant because, over the past few years, the UN has received more than $7 billion in donations. So why is world hunger still a thing?

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UN Strikes Back

But guess what? Now the UN has responded to his tweet and accepted his challenge with the full plan. The head of the WFP, David Beasley, called out Musk and held him accountable for the challenge. His tweet is an open call-out to Musk whose overconfidence might be hurting him now.

A few hours ago, David Beasley tweeted, “This hunger crisis is urgent, unprecedented, AND avoidable. @elonmusk, you asked for a clear plan & open books. Here it is!” Beasley said. “We’re ready to talk with you – and anyone else – who is serious about saving lives.”

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What Is The UN Suggesting?

In the statement that has been released to the public, the UN said US$3.5 billion would be used to purchase and deliver food. In addition to that, US$2 billion would go towards cash and food vouchers for others. Moreover, US$700 million would be earmarked for countries to design and implement food programs to sustain themselves. Lastly,  US$400 million would ensure proper management of global and regional operations and other logistical challenges.

According to the leader, the world is on fire. The rising inflation rates, epidemics and pandemics and climate change is aggravating the levels of world hunger. Beasley added: “IT IS HERE. 45M lives are at stake—and increasing daily. If you don’t feed people, you feed conflict, destabilization & mass migration.” Will Musk rise to the challenge?

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