14 April 2008

29hr 24min 42sec

The head of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, today appealed wealthy countries to help meet the $500m funding shortfall faced by the UN’s World Food Programme, which feeds 90 million people in over 80 countries.

The “wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan are costing American taxpayers $17m an hour. You read that right: $17 million per hour.