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APRIL 27, 2010

Statement on Emergency Response to Haiti - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s thoughts are with the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck on January 12, 2010. We have awarded three grants to respond to the immediate-, medium-, and long-term needs of those affected by the earthquake.

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.

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