GFC’s Ukraine response: the latest

May 20, 2022 | GFC & Partner Updates

Through its Emergency Response Fund, Global Fund for Children is supporting local partner organizations in Ukraine, Italy, Moldova, and Romania that are providing humanitarian aid to children and families affected by the war in Ukraine.

Amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, GFC’s community-based partners are continuing to provide food, shelter, medical supplies, and other essentials to children and families under attack in Ukraine and to refugees fleeing the country. They are also evacuating children with disabilities; offering trauma support; and assisting LGBTQ+ youth facing discrimination as they seek safety.

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 50 emergency grants totaling $1,215,000
  • We’re supporting 43 local partners in Ukraine, Italy, Moldova, and Romania
  • Our partners’ immediate and long-term needs continue to grow

Map of GFC partner locations in Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, and Italy

Global Fund for Children supports community-based organizations in the cities in Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, and Italy shown above. 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 “A modern-day war diary from Ukraine,” learn how one GFC partner organization is helping children with disabilities and their families evacuate to safer areas and get essential supplies.

In “Building a brighter future for orphans in Ukraine,” learn how Orphans’ Future is supporting orphans, orphanage graduates, and foster families whose lives have been impacted by the Russian invasion.

In “Supporting internally displaced families in Ukraine,” learn how Youth Organization STAN is providing food, information, and inclusive shelters to children and families fleeing the fighting in other areas of the country.

In “Welcoming Ukrainian refugees in Moldova,” learn how Institute for Rural Initiatives is meeting the needs of refugees by organizing transportation and accommodations, offering information and SIM cards, and providing games and activities for children waiting at placement centers.

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



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