Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Here's where the $35 billion in foreign aid paid by taxpayers goes
According to HowMuch.net, the U.S. government provided roughly $35 billion in economic and military aid to more than 140 countries in fiscal 2014. The biggest beneficiaries were the country’s two closest allies in the Middle East: Israel, which received $3.1 billion, and Egypt, with $1.5 billion. Next in line were Afghanistan ($1.1 billion), Jordan ($1 billion) and Pakistan ($933 million). Below is a map showing the global reach and distribution of U.S. foreign aid.