The chart above shows the top 10 aid contributors (as of August 30, 2011) to the efforts to mitigate the effects of the famine in the Horn of Africa. Interestingly, the United States has given the most money, almost $530 million, despite a proposed budget cut for fiscal 2012, which could significantly reduce U.S. aid spending in the years to come.
Unspecified donors are next in the graph. These are donors that have allocated a pool of “carry-over” funds — existing funds given out in previous years. This means that, even before the drought, a significant amount of aid has already been set aside for food shortages in the Horn of Africa.
See the complete set of donors here.