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Fact Sheet: U.S. Foreign Assistance To Afghanistan

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 10, 2008

Total U.S. Security and Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan

The United States is the leading donor to Afghanistan. U.S. foreign assistance to Afghanistan supports the people of Afghanistan in building a democratic, secure, and prosperous country.

Total security and reconstruction assistance to Afghanistan, FY 2001--FY 2008, is more than $26 billion. These funds support each pillar of the Afghanistan Compact as follows:

* Security: $17.2 billion;

* Governance, Rule of Law, and Human Rights: $1.3 billion;

* Economic and Social Development: $7.7 billion.

The United States has committed increasing amounts of assistance to Afghanistan each year since 2001. Total U.S. assistance appropriated for Afghanistan in FY 2007 was more than $10 billion. This includes the fiscal year base appropriation of $1.3 billion; an emergency bridge supplemental appropriation of $1.6 billion; and an emergency supplemental appropriation of more than $7.1 billion.

$3.1 billion has already been appropriated for Afghanistan in FY 2008. In addition, the United States has provided more than $80 million in emergency food assistance in 2008 to help the people of Afghanistan cope with rising food prices.

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Released on June 10, 2008

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