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The US spends $35 billion on foreign aid . . .

• by Raul Amoros

The United States provided approximately $35 billion in economic aid to over 140 countries* in fiscal year 2014. In the map below the relative size of each country is proportionate to the aid received from the United States and the color of each country indicates GDP per capita.

Countries scaled to the economic aid they receive from the U.S. –

How was this aid distributed?

Clearly, not all aid is distributed equally. The question is: Who received the largest slice of the pie from the U.S.? From the map above, the answer is clear: Israel.  

Of the $35 billion of total economic aid distributed, almost a quarter of funds went to five countries.  Below are the top 5 recipients of economic aid in 2014.

Israel: $3.1 billion

Egypt: $1.5 billion

Afghanistan: $1.1 billion

Jordan: $1.0 billion

Pakistan: $933 million