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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.
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.
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.
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.