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Foreign Aid

Foreign aid is aid given by a country (or other international organization) to another country. The global amount of civilian foreign aid (humanitarian and development aid) is around $300 billion. With military aid, the total value of global foreign aid is between $300 and $400 billion. For example, in 2011, foreign aid from the United States (the largest donor) was estimated at over $49 billion. The main recipients were Afghanistan (over $12 billion), Israel (over $3 billion), and Iraq ($2.1 billion), followed by Pakistan, Egypt, Haiti, and Kenya (over $1 billion each). In fact, during the last 12 years, Israel and Egypt were always at the forefront of this list, with military aid expenditures the majority of the foreign aid for these countries (especially for ...

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