David Beasley, head of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), has called on countries to provide funding for famine relief.

(Associated Press)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] David Beasley, chairman of the United Nations World Food Program (World Food Program), issued a warning yesterday (March 31).

Without more than billions of dollars to feed the millions trapped in famine, the world will see mass migration, national upheaval, and starving adults and children over the next 12 to 18 months.

According to the Associated Press, David Beasley, head of the United Nations World Food Program, warned that if the panic and turmoil in the world is not actively invested in dealing with it, large-scale national turmoil and famine will be seen in the next year or so.

Beasley praised the U.S. and Germany for increased investment over the past year and urged China, the Gulf nations, billionaires and others to "step up."

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In a previous interview, Beasley said he was "extremely concerned" that the World Food Program would not be able to raise the roughly $23 billion it needs this year to help the millions of people in need.

And Beasley next week will hand over the leadership of the world's largest humanitarian organization to U.S. Ambassador Cindy McCann, who will serve as the new head of the United Nations World Food Programme.

"At this stage, frankly, I'd be surprised if we got 40 percent of what we're projected to need," Beasley said.

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

And this fund has helped more than 120 countries and regions, totaling more than 128 million people.

He also called on China, the world's second-largest economy, to "need to participate in the multilateral world," saying that willingness to help is key, and "they have a moral obligation to do so."

What Beasley said he didn't expect were conflicts and wars, climate shocks, the COVID-19 outbreak and the Ukraine-Russia war.

The 80 million people in dire need of food rose to 135 million due to global instability before the Wuhan pneumonia began to spread in early 2020, and to 276 million before the Russian invasion of Ukraine (breadbasket of the world) in February 2022, and now accumulating To 350 million people, the numbers keep climbing.