The Sunday Review
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said On Thursday, it committed $7 billion To Africa Over the next four-years, as Bill Gates It is important to note that Ukraine Crisis was the reduction of aid flowing to the continent.
The Foundation’s pledge, which is up 40% on the amount spent during the previous four years, will target projects tackling hunger, disease, poverty and gender inequality.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, will take the biggest share.
Humanitarian groups in Africa We are presently pondering the redirection of funding towards UkraineAnd as Russia’s invasion increases goods prices globally, impacting aid operations.
“The European budgets are deeply affected by the Ukraine war and so right now the trend for aid is not to go up,” Microsoft Corp.’s billionaire cofounder (MSFT.O) During a visit to Kenya, he spoke to journalists at the University of Nairobi.
“If you take all aid (into Africa) including all climate aid – we’ll have a few years where it’ll probably go down.”
Kenya and most of East Africa They are experiencing their worst drought in four decades.
The region has seen more than 10,000,000 people die from droughts, conflicts, and the COVID-19 epidemic. “to the very brink of a hunger crisis”The U.S.-based Christian relief group World Vision stated this week.
It is stated by the United Nations expects famine to be declared In parts of Somalia this calendar year.
After meeting with William Ruto, the President of Kenya, Gates On Wednesday, the Foundation The regional office would be located in Nairobi.
“Our foundation will continue to support solutions in health, agriculture, and other critical areas—and the systems to get them out of the labs and to the people who need them,” GatesThe foundation is run by a husband and wife, Melinda French and Jacques. GatesIn a statement
The Foundation In 2021, $6.7 million was donated to charitable causes billion Last week pledged $1.4 billion to help the world’s smallholder farmers cope with climate change.