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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 26, 2004

Georgetown Receives Grant For Disaster Relief Capacity Building – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University has received a $291,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund its new Disaster Responses: Capacity Building for Developing Country Institutions project. The project will examine current local efforts for managing disaster relief in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. It will include regional workshops that will bring together experts from governments, local nongovernmental and international organizations and academic institutions. A report with recommendations on how to improve disaster relief efforts will be written after the workshops are completed.

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.

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.

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