"Amounts requested by the Bush Administration for assistance to Africa in FY2004 closely parallel amounts provided in FY2003. Child Survival and Health Assistance, combined with Development Assistance (DA), would total $1.041 billion under the FY2004 request, as compared with a projected $1.062 billion in FY2003. A number of African countries would receive additional assistance if the President's Global AIDS Initiative, to be administered by the Department of State, is funded by Congress. A few would also benefit if the Millennium Challenge Account proposal is approved. […] During April and May 2003, the U.S. Agency for International Development published fact sheets on the U.S. response to emergencies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, and Angola. To date in FY2003, the largest emergency expenditures have been $322 million to the combat the effects of drought in Ethiopia and $101 million to meet the complex emergency in Angola. On April 1, 2003, Andrew Natsios, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), testified that during the next five years, his agency would be 'renewing its leadership in agricultural development assistance.'"
CRS Issue Brief for Congress, IB95052