We are currently using our Children At Risk fund to support children in our projects made even more vulnerable by lockdowns, school closures, rising prices and other challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In some countries in lockdown, feeding is a major concern. In others, families urgently need supplies of soap. We do not have enough funds to help all our projects simultaneously for any length of time. More details are on our dedicated Coronavirus Response page, but if you are able to give now, or sign up as a monthly partner to equip us to meet children’s needs in this unprecedented crisis, we would be extremely grateful.
Our Children At Risk fund is one of our most effective ways of helping children in crisis.
Becoming a Children At Risk partner costs as little as £3 per month, the cost of a takeaway coffee.
So what is Children At Risk?
When a child falls sick, or a harvest fails, or flooding destroys homes and schools… we need to be able to step in.
At Global Care we do so much to help vulnerable children over the long term – through sponsorship, schooling, self-help and sustainability initiatives. But sometimes there isn’t time to set up a long-term project. Sometimes we just need to intervene NOW.
Children At Risk is our key intervention fund, which helps us act immediately. We use it to react in a crisis, to make up a shortfall and to establish new initiatives.
Children At Risk also incorporates our Medical Response Fund, an enormously effective initiative giving our international partners direct access to funds to intervene in medical emergencies, helping children access medical treatment they couldn’t otherwise afford.
This fund has supported children across the world with medical needs as diverse as an emergency appendectomy, orthopaedic corrective treatment, dental emergencies, head injuries and broken bones following road accidents, hospital treatment for fevers and infections, and psychotherapy for children with mental health conditions.
What can £3 per month really achieve?
You’d be surprised! A tetanus injection for a child bitten by a dog in India recently cost as little as 30p. *Yasmin in Sri Lanka needed treatment for a nasty nasal infection after dipping her face into a dirty fish tank to watch the fish! Treatment cost just £2.05. Even the smallest donation can still make an impact!
Please give generously.