Bill Gates Makes The Largest Donation Ever Toward A Humanitarian Cause

September 14, 2014

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $50 million to fight the viral outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the largest donation ever toward a humanitarian cause.

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The funds would immediately benefit United Nations agencies and international organizations involved in containing and treating the virus, allowing them to purchase necessary medical supplies and increase emergency operations.

From the foundation's total pledge, $5 million has already gone toward the World Health Organization (WHO), while another $5 million has been allocated for UNICEF efforts in some of the hardest hit regions of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The fight against Ebola has officially found a deep-pocketed ally in the world's richest man.

Source: Huff Post

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