Is anyone in EA currently looking at short-term famine alleviation as a possible high-impact opportunity this year?post by Ben_Harack · 2021-08-06T22:14:07.199Z · EA · GW · 3 comments
This is a question post.
Major news sites like the New York Times have recently reported that significant new famines may be happening imminently due to the pandemic's ongoing economic disruptions. Is anyone in EA (or EA-adjacent circles) looking at whether this might be a high-impact opportunity to do good? If so, what have they concluded?
Background: I'm aware of the fact that generally famines across the world have been largely political for a few decades now, and I'm also aware that some have been ongoing for a while. My question pertains to the possible new (and probably short-term) famines that COVID-19 may be causing, since those may be noticeably more tractable than longstanding (entrenched) famine-like conditions caused by more overtly political factors.
Comments sorted by top scores.