U.S. foreign aid
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30 Oct 2005 22:16 PST
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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.
Re: U.S. foreign aid
Answered By: juggler-ga on 30 Oct 2005 23:58 PST
Hello. 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 source: CRS Report for Congress: Foreign Aid: An Introductory Overview of U.S. Programs and Policy Updated January 19, 2005, page 14 http://shelby.senate.gov/legislation/ForeignAid.pdf 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 source: CRS Report for Congres:: Foreign Aid: An Introductory Overview of U.S. Programs and Policy, April 15, 2004, page 13 http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/trade/files/98-916.pdf 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 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/crs/98-916_010406.pdf (Note that these documents are in PDF format, so the Adobe Acrobat Reader is required. If you don't have that, visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html ) ---------- search strategy: site:gov "foreign aid" israel egypt ethiopia I hope this helps.
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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?
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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