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A small boy receives treatment for burns to his torso

Making Medical Care Affordable

Our Medical Response Fund, now in its 12th year, continues to impact the lives of vulnerable children and young people needing urgent, unexpected or unaffordable medical treatment, all over the world. Whether it’s an accident, unexplained illness, a sudden onset of pain or a long-term untreated condition, the Medical Response Fund (MRF) empowers our partners to step in and help children gain access to medical treatment, without delay. Here are just some examples of how the fund was used in 2020. 
Uganda children back at school after Covid

Back Into Education After Covid

When a vulnerable child misses school, they don't just miss lessons. They miss their best chance of breaking the poverty cycle.
Guatemalan boys wearing masks

10 Reasons To Be Grateful in 2020

Despite all the challenges of 2020, at Global Care we still had reason to be grateful. We all remember the difficult moments, but here are ten reasons to look back with gratitude.
burning candle held by a woman

A Sad Scrooge Celebrates

If you asked any of my family, they'd say I'm a bit of a scrooge when it comes to Christmas.  When my daughters were younger I loved it. Sharing their joy and expectation. The advent calendar being robbed each day. The yearly visits to Santa. The Panto. The Christmas Day service at church.   But now I find it all a bit overwhelming. Too much of everything! So much preparation needed for one day of celebration.
Leila with two of her children

Building Better Futures

Leila has eight children. Only four attend school. Her oldest son dropped out before he finished primary school because the family needed money. Leila doesn't mind, she never went to school herself so she doesn't really see the value in education. They live from day to day, dependent on whatever they can grow or the chickens they rear. The children’s income from casual labour, and their help in the fields, feels more important than learning.
Ethiopian children fetching water

Tackling Child Poverty In Ethiopia

Ethiopia is home to 41 million children. Even pre-Covid, a massive 36 million were estimated by the UN to be 'multidimensionally poor'. That's a staggering 88% of Ethiopian children living in dire poverty; not just financially insecure, but with inadequate access to vital long-term services like housing, sanitation and education.
Marvin smiling in the classroom

Marvin’s Story

Eight year-old *Marvin is one of the children benefitting from our disability project in Rukungiri, Uganda. Marvin has cerebral palsy, and walking long distances is a challenge. His parents work as casual labourers and struggle to earn enough for basic needs. The whole family of two adults and four children live in a single room.  
Fatima's children

Fatima’s Story

An economic crisis, a refugee crisis, a pandemic and a horrific explosion… the last few years have heaped suffering on the people of Lebanon.
Shrinay's family

Shrinay’s Story

*Shrinay’s mum arrived two hours early and waited in the rain to receive a special food parcel from our partners in Bangladesh. She was desperate to give something nutritious to her poorly little boy.