“Like the climate crisisthe pandemic of the new coronavirus it is a crisis that puts at risk the rights of the children; of all children, but especially of the more vulnerable” he explained Greta Thunberg in an official statement in which Unicef
(United Nations fund for Children) has announced, this April 30, that the young activist climate, through the foundation that bears his name, has donated $ 100,000 (92.000 euros) to a specific campaign designed to help children affected by the Covid-19.
The donation of the Foundation Greta Thunberg is the full amount of the prize awarded to the young Swedish by the international organization
with headquarters in Copenhagen (Denmark). The organization Human Act will add another $ 100,000 in this action against the Covid-19, has featured the Unicef.
Greta Thunberg announced last January that the decision to register your name and the name of the organization Fridays Forum Future, created by itself to the mobilization of youth against climate change, in an attempt to prevent fraud and misuse (see in The Avant-Garde
). At the same time Greta and her family announced the creation of a nonprofit foundation through which it would manage the donations and income received in prizes.
Support the efforts of Unicef
“The activist climate Greta Thunberg has launched today (30 April) campaign, with the impetus of the Danish organization Human Act, a campaign to support Unicef efforts to address the pandemic Covid-19 and protect children from its consequences, direct and dramatic as the shortage of food, problem of health, violence and injury in education,” explains the United Nations agency for children.
“I ask all of you to step forward and join me in supporting the vital work of Unicef to save the lives of children, to protect the health and continuing education“, emphasizes Greta Thunberg in this official note.
The amounts contributed by Greta Thunberg, and the Human Act, “will go directly to Unicef’s emergency programmes to fight against the Covid-19, including the provision of soap, masks, gloves, hygiene kits, protective equipment, information that saves lives and other support to health systems”, specific agency for assistance to children.
Serious harmed by the Covid-19
Unicef has reminded us that a report released this April by the UN warns that “children are at risk of being among the greatest victims of the pandemic Covid-19”. Although the children have largely been spared from the direct effects of the disease on the health up to this time, the crisis is having a profound effect on your overall well-being.
“All children, of all ages and in all countries are being affected, in particular by the socio-economic impacts and, in some cases, the mitigation measures implemented to stop the spread of the disease”, stated Unicef.
”The pandemic of the new coronavirus is the greatest struggle that the world has seen in generations,” recalls the executive director of Unicef, Henrietta Fore. “Through their activism, Greta Thunberg has shown that young people are ready to take a stand and lead the change in the world. Unicef is pleased that Greta and her supporters not only have opted for to take a position against this pandemic, but they do so in partnership with Unicef.”
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