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UN Foundation to Help Protect More than a Million Refugees from Malaria in Africa
Date:4/27/2009

The United Nations Foundation announced today that, working with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), it will send over 346,000 life-saving bed nets to refugees in temporary camps in 11 African countries.

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) April 27, 2009 -- The United Nations Foundation announced today that, working with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), it will send over 346,000 life-saving bed nets to refugees in temporary camps in 11 African countries. This effort is building upon the momentum of hundreds of events that have taken place around the country in support of World Malaria Day and the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, a global, grassroots initiative to prevent malaria.

The Nothing But Nets campaign has already sent more than 275,000 nets to 27 camps in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Sudan. A life-saving bed net can protect a family of four from malaria.

"Thanks to the incredible work of our partners and supporters, we've already been able to protect more than 600,000 refugees from malaria in eastern Africa," said Elizabeth Gore, Executive Director of Nothing But Nets. "Now we'll be able to help protect over a million of the world's most vulnerable people."

Malaria is the number one killer of refugees in Africa. Due to inadequate shelter, unsanitary living conditions and lack of medical care and supplies, refugees are particularly susceptible to contracting malaria and dying from the disease. Two thirds of the 33 million refugees worldwide live in malaria-endemic countries.

"Recently, we were able to provide a life-saving bed net to every refugee in need in Kenya - and have since seen t
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