- Only 18 countries are helped by the latest G8 proposals
- Only 5 percent of the inhabitants of developing countries live in these 18 countries
- At least 62 countries need total debt cancellation to meet millennium development goals
- £25 billion — the amount the UK spends on the military per year
- $2 billion — the amount the current proposals would cost the G8 each year
- $350 billion — the amount spent on farming subsidies by the G8 countries each year
- $700 billion — the amount spent on military expenditure by the G8 countries each year
- $370 billion — the amount spent each year by developing countries on repaying debts to governments and banks in the West
- $5 billion — the amount spent on the Iraq war each month by the US government alone
- Countries not covered by current proposals that spent more on debt than health in 2002: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia
‘It is as though the rich countries had tried to agree on a few well chosen phrases that would commit them to as little as possible'
Eric Toussaint, co-author of Who Owes Who?