Published On: Mon, Mar 14th, 2016

Where The Most Foreign Aid Will Be Spent In 2016



This year, the Obama administration has requested Congress allocated $37.9 billion to foreign assistance funding. Even though the final appropriation could differ significantly from the requested amount, the majority of it is set to go to governments in the Middle East. The president requested the largest amount for Israel, $3.1 billion. According to the U.S. government, this funding is distributed for strategic, economic and moral reasons and especially to support global peace, security, and development efforts, as well as providing humanitarian relief during times of crisis.


The 10 biggest recipients of foreign aid from the UK

In 2015, the British government enshrined in law a commitment to spend £12 billion (0.7 percent of national income) on aid in 2015. Ethiopia topped the list of the 10 biggest recipients of UK foreign aid in 2014 with £322 million. India and Pakistan came second and third with £279 and £266 million respectively. Then coming Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, South Sudan, DR Congo, Tanzania and Kenya.

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