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UNICEF Measles Campaign for Children in Darfur, Sudan, Gets Major Boost From Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

NEW YORK -- An urgent UNICEF campaign to immunize millions of children against measles in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan has received a major boost from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which this week provided a grant of $500,000 to kick-start the campaign.

Over 1.2 million people have been displaced by conflict in Darfur, half of them children. Many are struggling in desperate conditions in makeshift refugee camps. To read more view the UNICEF Web site.

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