From Fox News: International donors pledged Sunday $16 billion in badly needed development aid for Afghanistan over the next four years when most foreign troops will leave as Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged the international community not to abandon his country.
The major donors' conference, attended by about 70 countries and
organizations, is aimed at setting aid levels for the crucial period
through and beyond 2014, when most NATO-led foreign combat troops will
leave and the war-torn country will assume responsibility for most of
its own security....
Japanese foreign minister and U.S. officials traveling with Secretary
of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the donors have made $16 billion
available through 2015, which would be in line with the nearly $4
billion per year that the Japanese co-hosts had said they were hoping to
achieve during the one-day conference.
Japan, the second-largest donor, says it will provide up to $3
billion through 2016, and Germany has announced it will keep its
contribution to rebuilding and development at its current level of $536
million a year, at least until 2016.
Over Time with Bill Maher, May 17, 2013
56 minutes ago