Bill Gates’s Funding UN’s Ukraine Refugee Prog.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the United Nations’ Ukraine refugee resettlement program.
The Microsoft co-founder’s charitable foundation pledged $1,000,003 to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), known as the UN Refugee Agency, to “support refugees fleeing Ukraine to bordering countries.”
The grant was announced in March and is set to be distributed over the course of one year. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has previously distributed grants to the UNHCR roughly ten times, totaling nearly $20 million, and has been partnered with the agency since 2006.
Gates tweeted about his donation, writing: “In a crisis, we can always look for the helpers—the people who are putting their lives on the line to aid refugees and victims of the invasion—and support them. I’m proud to support the UN’s refugee agency and urge the global community to do the same.”
The grant comes amidst …