GFC's coronavirus response: the latest

June 8, 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 232 emergency grants totaling $751,000
  • We’ve supported 140 local partners in 38 countries
  • Our partners’ immediate and long-term needs continue to grow

Learn how GFC partners in South Asia are responding to a devastating wave of COVID-19 infections:

In Bangladesh, LEEDO is providing informal schooling, meals, temporary shelters, and permanent housing, in addition to distributing clothing, blankets, food, water, and hygiene supplies. APON Foundation is sending students essential books for home study; distributing food packages, masks, and hand sanitizer to hundreds of families; and providing monetary assistance.

In India, Avani is providing children with emergency supplies and COVID-19 prevention information, continuing to educate girls about menstrual health, and finding new ways to help young people. Rural Aid is continuing to protect children and youth at risk of trafficking.

We’ll be regularly updating our partners and supporters on GFC’s response to this unprecedented crisis.

 

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