Does your Embassy Walk the Talk?

graph of pay rates for security staff at Zambian consulates

While this post isn’t exactly about food, it is about the hypocrisy with which developed countries pretend to fight hunger on the one hand, and cause it on the other.

This is a graph of what embassies pay their security staff in Zambia. In none of the cases does the pay meet the requirements to feed a family of six in Lusaka, according to a union report. Predictably, at the bottom of the list, paying six times less than what a family needs to survive, is the World Bank. The full list, from best paying to worst, below the fold.

France
Italy
Norway
Netherlands
Denmark
Canada
Britain
British Dept for International Development
Germany
International Labour Organization
Sweden
United States
UN High Commissioner for Refugees
European Union
China
Food and Agriculture Organization
COMESA
World Vision
South Africa
World Bank