|1. Israel||$2.4 billion||Virtually all of this money is used to buy weapons (up to 75% made in the U.S.). Beginning in 2009, the U.S. plans to give $30 billion over 10 years.|
|2. Egypt||$1.7 billion||$1.3 billion to buy weapons; $103 million for education; $74 million for health care; $45 million to promote civic participation and human rights.|
|3. Pakistan||$798 million||$330 million for security efforts, including military-equipment upgrades and border security; $20 million for infrastructure.|
|4. Jordan||$688 million||$326 million to fight terrorism and promote regional stability through equipment upgrades and training; $163 million cash payment to the Jordanian government.|
|5. Kenya||$586 million||$501 million to fight HIV/AIDS through drug treatment and abstinence education and to combat malaria; $15 million for agricultural development; $5.4 million for programs that promote government accountability.|
|6. South Africa||$574 million||$557 million to fight TB and HIV/AIDS; $3 million for education.|
Monday, December 15, 2008
A list of 2008's top U.S. aid recipients, from Sunday's Parade (of all places...).