Top 10 Countries Receiving Foreign Aid In Africa

Written by Keren Mikva

2. Democratic Republic of Congo – $2.859 billion

The Democratic Republic of Congo had a gross domestic product of $30.63 billion in 2013, with an average gross national income per capita of $400. Of its 67.51 million people, 71.3 percent live below the poverty line and DRC is classed as a low-income, developing country. The DRC remains a fragile state, enduring active conflict within its borders for more than a decade, and much of the foreign aid that flows there is directed towards humanitarian initiatives. The persistent presence of armed groups and inadequate infrastructure make it difficult for the government to serve its people, and foreign aid seeks to establish a more stable and healthy state and democracy with its funding.