GFC's coronavirus response: the latest

September 14, 2021 | GFC & Partner Updates

Through its COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, Global Fund for Children is issuing immediate grants to local organizations serving children affected by the pandemic around the world.

As the pandemic took hold in 2020, GFC’s partners pivoted to providing emergency hygiene kits, critical food supplies, and accurate public health information to children and families. More than a year later, they are stepping up to support young people affected by the economic fallout and unsafe situations caused by the pandemic, while searching for new ways to deliver key programming with limited resources. In India and other South Asian countries, GFC’s partners are providing lifesaving support to children and their families amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

Here’s the latest information, which we’ll be updating regularly:
  • We’ve issued 250 pandemic relief grants totaling $806,000
  • We’ve supported 141 local partners in 38 countries
  • Our partners’ immediate and long-term needs continue to grow

In one recent story, find out how GFC partners are responding to the pandemic in Asia:

In “Fostering the wellbeing of children in Asia amid the pandemic,” learn how GFC’s partners in Asia are keeping children safe, ensuring they have access to education, and providing them with mental health support and other pandemic relief.

We’ll be regularly updating our partners and supporters on GFC’s response to this unprecedented crisis, including the latest on our COVID relief fund.



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