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Q: U.S. foreign aid ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: U.S. foreign aid
Category: Relationships and Society > Politics
Asked by: gnossie-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 30 Oct 2005 22:16 PST
Expires: 29 Nov 2005 22:16 PST
Question ID: 586921
I am looking for a website that tells how much the U.S. gives in
foreign aid to various countries, preferably by year.

For example, I keep hearing that we give Israel 3 billion dollars a
year in aid, but we give the combined Arab governments more than that.
People don't believe me when I say this:  does anybody know of a site
that has the countries and the figures, to help me prove my case?

I've seen a couple of sites, but they either discuss the general
benefits of foreign aid without specifics, or they're too
anti-something to be of much use.

So again: can you direct me to one or more websites that have how much
we give each country per year, preferably with different years shown?

The site can be partisan, as long as the figures are reliable.
Subject: Re: U.S. foreign aid
Answered By: juggler-ga on 30 Oct 2005 23:58 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Here are the top 16 recipients of U.S. foreign aid for 2005:

1. Israel 2.58 Billion
2. Egypt 1.84 Billion
3. Afganistan 0.98 Billion 
4. Pakistan 0.70 Billion
5. Colombia 0.57 Billion
6. Sudan 0.50 Billion
7. Jordan 0.48 Billion
8. Uganda 0.25 Billion
9. Kenya 0.24 Billion
10. Ethiopia 0.19 Billion
11. South Africa 0.19 Billion
12. Peru 0.19 Billion
13. Indonesia 0.18 Billion
14. Bolivia  0.18 Billion
15. Nigeria 0.18 Billion
16. Zambia 0.18 Billion

CRS Report for Congress: Foreign Aid: An Introductory Overview of U.S.
Programs and Policy Updated January 19, 2005, page 14

Here are the top 16 recipients of U.S. foreign aid for 2004:

1. Iraq 18.44 Billion
2. Israel 2.62 Billion
3. Egypt 1.87 Billion
4. Afghanistan 1.77 Billion
5. Colombia 0.57 Billion
6. Jordan 0.56 Billion
7. Pakistan 0.39 Billion
8. Liberia 0.21 Billion
9. Peru 0.17 Billion
10. Ethiopia 0.16 Billion
11. Bolivia 0.15 Billion
12. Turkey 0.15 Billion
13. Uganda 0.14 Billion
14. Sudan 0.14 Billion
15. Indonesia 0.13 Billion
16. Kenya 0.13 Billion

CRS Report for Congres:: Foreign Aid: An Introductory Overview of U.S.
Programs and Policy, April 15, 2004, page 13

Here are the top 15 recipients of U.S. foreign aid for 2001:

1. Israel 2.82 Billion
2. Egypt 1.987 Billion
3. Jordan 0.227 Billion
4. Kosovo 0.184 Billion
5. Ukraine 0.178 Billion
6. Russia 0.174 Billion
7. Indonesia 0.149 Billion
8. Ethiopia 0.124 Billion
9. India 0.122 Billion
10. Georgia 0.107 Billion
11. Bangladesh 0.101 Billion
12. Serbia 0.10 Billion
13. Peru 0.097 Billion
14. Armenia 0.092 Billion
15. Bosnia 0.089 Billion

CRS Report for Congress: Foreign Aid: An Introductory Overview of U.S.
Programs and Policy Updated April 6, 2001, page 12

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search strategy:
site:gov "foreign aid" israel egypt ethiopia

I hope this helps.
gnossie-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: U.S. foreign aid
From: jack_of_few_trades-ga on 31 Oct 2005 05:07 PST
Just to mention:

The Iraq number in 2004 doesn't include alot of things.  It'd be
interesting to see exactly what all these numbers include and do not
include... also Iraq mysteriously disapears from the list in 2005. 
Perhaps they are calling the aid something other than "aid" now?
Subject: Re: U.S. foreign aid
From: d_gator-ga on 16 Nov 2005 13:10 PST
It should be stated that the totals here, although correct, do not
give the whole picture. Israel gets 2.58 billion but 2.1 billion of it
goes to military aid which it uses to purchase US made weapons. Egypt
gets 1.3 for the same reason although it buys french made weapons
also, persumably with US dollars. The rest goes to social programs
(i.e. aid). Afghanistan and Pakistan aid is mostly military aid
although alot of Afghanistan aid is going to set up the government and
a significant portion is going to fight poppy production (farmer
incentive programs). Colombia gets its .57 billion for the War on
Drugs, very little goes to social programs, mostly eradication and
fumagation of coca crops.

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