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MAY 09, 2008
CARE, Save the Children, and World Vision Receive Grants for Emergency Response in Myanmar
SEATTLE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $1 million grants to three organizations—CARE, Save the Children, and World Vision—working to address the most pressing needs resulting from Cyclone Nargis. Each organization has extensive experience in Myanmar and strong teams already on the ground. The funding will be used to meet the immediate food, water, shelter, sanitation, and health needs of hundreds of thousands of people who were affected by the cyclone. It will also support reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.
FEBRUARY 05, 2008
International Medical Corps Receives Grant for Emergency Response in Kenya
LOS ANGELES -- International Medical Corps (IMC) today announced a $2.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support its emergency response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis following Kenya's contested presidential election last month. With thousands lacking medical care, housing, and income, the foundation's support will be used to expand IMC's outreach among the estimated half million Kenyans now in need of immediate assistance.
DECEMBER 20, 2006
Save the Children Receives $1 Million Gates Foundation Grant to Assist Displaced Families in West Darfur
WESTPORT, CT -- Save the Children announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a water and sanitation project in West Darfur, Sudan. The grant will help the agency provide sanitation facilities and clean drinking water to more than 55,000 displaced children and family members forced to flee their homes and live in temporary shelters due to continued violence.
DECEMBER 07, 2006
New Grants Help CARE Save Lives in Darfur - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
ATLANTA -- Three American philanthropies have committed a total of $2.5 million to CARE to meet the urgent needs of people who have been harmed by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Darfur. In separate pledges, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Howard G. Buffet Foundation have each contributed $1 million toward CARE’s work in Darfur, and Pam Omidyar’s Humanity United has pledged $500,000.
JUNE 29, 2005
International Medical Corps Receives Grant to Help Eastern Chad Cope with Darfur Emergency
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- International Medical Corps (IMC) has received a one-year grant of $537,228 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide residents of eastern Chad with vital medical and health care services that have been catastrophically strained by vast influxes of refugees from neighboring Sudan. Since late 2003, more than 213,000 people have fled fighting and human atrocities in the Darfur region of western Sudan and taken refuge in the deserts of eastern Chad.
MAY 03, 2005
Lutheran World Relief Receives Grant to Help Displaced Sudanese Return Home
Hopes among more than three million people in Sudan were raised with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord, created to end Africa 's longest-running conflict. Driven from their homes and communities by more than two decades of war there, this massive wave of internally displaced people returning to their home areas raises many challenges in the process. And an urgent need for support.