GFC’s Ukraine response: the latest

May 2, 2024 | GFC & Partner Updates

Through its Emergency Response Fund, Global Fund for Children is supporting grassroots partner organizations in Ukraine and neighboring countries that are providing humanitarian aid and long-term support to children and families affected by the war in Ukraine.

As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues, GFC’s community-based partners are providing food, clothing, fuel, and psychosocial support to children and families under attack in Ukraine and to refugees fleeing the country. They are repurposing and renovating structures to create shelters, long-term housing, and educational spaces; helping children affected by the war access education; assisting LGBTQ+ youth facing discrimination as they seek safety; and so much more.

We have been issuing emergency grants and doing everything we can to ensure our partners have the resources they need to respond to this crisis, both over the short-term and for months and years to come.

  • We’ve approved 157 emergency grants totaling $3,189,200
  • We’ve supported 76 grassroots partners in Ukraine, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, and Serbia
  • Our partners’ immediate and long-term needs continue to grow

Ukraine emergency response map as of November 23, 2022

Global Fund for Children has supported community-based organizations in Ukraine, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, and Serbia. For their safety, GFC is naming its partner organizations in Ukraine only when they have asked to be publicly identified.

Find out more about how GFC partners are responding to the war in Ukraine by reading these recent stories:

In “To ensure education in Ukraine, provide flexible funding to grassroots groups“, learn how GFC partners in   Ukraine have shown tremendous resilience and innovation to keep children safe and ensure they can continue to learn.

In “Defending the rights of children in dangerous circumstances in Ukraine and India,” learn how GFC’s 2023 Courage Award winners work to improve the wellbeing of children who are living in extremely difficult contexts.

In “18 months after the Russian invasion, a young activist describes life in Ukraine,” hear from Rostik, a young Ukrainian activist, as he shares how he and other Ukrainians are coping with the ongoing war.

In “Education Energy for children in Kyiv,” learn about how GFC partner Lyceum Educator created a learning space with reliable power and internet connectivity to help children affected by war-related electrical shutdowns in Kyiv to study.

In “Ukrainian families find friendly communities in Moldova,” learn how GFC partners in Moldova continue to step up, providing activities and welcoming spaces for Ukrainian refugee children and families.

In “Supporting LGBTQ+ youth in Ukraine,” learn about how GFC partner LGBT NGO You Are Not Alone is working tirelessly to ensure LGBTQ+ youth and others in the LGBTQ+ community feel supported as they face not only wartime hardships but also discrimination.

We’ll be regularly updating our partners and supporters on GFC’s response to the war in Ukraine.



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