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Pricewaterhouse Coopers donates $4 million to educate Darfur’s refugees.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has donated US$4 million towards the education of refugee children in eastern Chad’s camps, in the single largest corporate donation ever received by the UN refugee agency.

The firm, also known as PwC, presented UNHCR with a cheque for US$4 million in New York on Monday. The funds will be used to build and operate schools for refugee children who have fled the conflict in Darfur, western Sudan. Specifically, more than 20,000 children aged between 6 and 14 years in the refugee camps of Iridimi, Touloum and Am Nabak in eastern Chad will have access to education in a safe learning environment. The children and their teachers will receive a daily meal. Teacher training and school supplies will also be provided.

“The donation from PwC employees is the largest single company donation UNHCR has ever received. Their generosity will provide direct assistance to refugee children from Darfur who currently have limited options for education,” explained António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. “Working together, UNHCR and PwC are committed to providing these children with hope for a better future.”

NEW YORK, August 12 (UNHCR)

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