GFC's coronavirus response: the latest

January 25, 2021 | GFC & Partner Updates

Global Fund for Children has launched an Emergency Response Fund to issue cash grants to our partners serving children affected by this pandemic around the world.

Hundreds of our community-based partners have rapidly mobilized to respond to young people’s emergency needs. From Bangladesh to Kenya, grassroots organizations are helping families without running water receive hygiene kits, girls at risk of abuse find safe shelter, and students without reliable internet connections attend virtual lessons. They are also planning longer-term responses to the crisis and working with and for young people to build a more equitable post-pandemic world.

Here’s the latest information, which we’ll be updating regularly:
  • We’ve approved 202 emergency grants totaling $627,000
  • We’ve supported 135 local partners in 38 countries
  • Our partners’ immediate and long-term needs continue to grow

See our survey data on the impact of COVID-19 on GFC’s partners. Then, learn how The Warren Youth Project is letting young people guide its pandemic response in the United Kingdom, and how Faith Foundation is getting to the root of Indigenous community needs in India. And, from trusting truly local leadership to shifting power in the age of Zoom meetings, hear what GFC team members have to say.

We’ll be regularly updating our partners and supporters on GFC’s response to this unprecedented crisis. From everyone on our team, we hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe.



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