One of the many obstacles Ukrainian refugees face is accessing local services and resources such as safe housing, schools, and work permits so they can provide for their families. Our local partners are connecting refugees from Ukraine – including non-European refugees who were living in Ukraine when the war started and have faced discrimination as they seek safety – to local services.
GFC is providing immediate and long-term flexible funding to more than 45 local partners in neighboring countries like Italy, Moldova, and Romania that are working directly with Ukrainian refugees. This support enables GFC partners to connect Ukrainian refugees to local services, provide legal aid and vocational training, and ensure that children have access to education and psychosocial support.
Families have been torn apart, with most Ukrainian men aged 18-60 banned from leaving the country. Access to psychosocial care is crucial during this difficult time and will allow children and their families to work through the trauma of living through a war. Helping children enroll and succeed in school and providing parents with vocational training will help displaced families to thrive.
Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.
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