Humanitarian Organizations Unite to Improve Emergency Response Globally
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes investment in more rapid and effective relief operations
ATLANTA -- Ten weeks after the Indian Ocean tsunami, seven of the world's leading humanitarian organizations are collaborating to expand the pool of qualified aid workers, helping address key shortages in skills. The Emergency Capacity-Building Initiative, funded with a grant of $5.18 million over two years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to combine the agencies' collective knowledge and experience to improve the speed, quality and effectiveness of emergency response.
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