Greta Thunberg partners with UNICEF to help children affected by coronavirus pandemic
Climate activist Greta Thunberg is partnering with the UNICEF in a campaign to help children who are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign, “Let’s move humanity for children in the fight against coronavirus,” will support UNICEF’s efforts to protect children from food shortages, strained healthcare systems, violence and lost education, according to a UNICEF statement on Monday.
Human Act, a Danish NGO, has recently awarded Thunberg $100,000 for her global activism, which she decided to donate to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Human Act matched Thunberg’s donation by contributing a further $100,000 to launch the campaign.
“We must now all act together to protect the children and end the devastating consequences of the coronavirus,” Thunberg said in a video statement posted on UNICEF’s Twitter account. “Children are the future and they must be protected.”
Very honoured to receive Human Act Award. The prize money – USD 100’000 – will be donated to @unicef . Human Act will match this donation with an additional USD 100,000.
Today we’re launching a funding campaign to support UNICEF in the corona crisis. https://t.co/UuvPxsq9O6 pic.twitter.com/SsztkZIfbC
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) April 30, 2020