GFC's coronavirus response: the latest

September 30, 2020 | GFC & Partner Updates

Global Fund for Children has launched an Emergency Response Fund to issue immediate 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 protect young people during pandemic recovery and beyond, and to confront the new threats to children’s rights emerging from COVID-19.

Here’s the latest information, which we’ll be updating regularly:
  • We’ve approved 153 emergency grants totaling $404,000
  • We’ve supported 124 local partners in 35 countries
  • Our partners’ immediate and long-term needs continue to grow

This month, learn how COVID-19 is increasing the risk of cross-border child trafficking between India and Bangladesh. Then, read about the girl leaders in Guatemala who are using humanitarian assistance to address the effects of the pandemic while respecting communities’ dignity.

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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