DENMARK.- The activist climate Greta Thunberg joined the fight against the pandemic coronavirusthis after that will launch along with the non-governmental organization (NGO) Danish Human Act, a campaign focused on the rights of children, in order to support the efforts of the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) to address the sanitary contingency caused by the Covid-19 and protect children from its consequences, direct and collateral, such as the scarcity of food, the saturation of the systems of health care, violence, and the time of education lost.
The specialized agency of the Organization of the United Nations (UN) endorsed the young activist, who claims that “as the climate crisis, the pandemic of coronavirus is a crisis of the rights of children”, as well as that “will Affect all children, now and in the long term, but vulnerable groups will be those who suffer most. I ask that everyone take a step forward and join with me in the defense of the crucial efforts of UNICEF to save the lives of children, protect your health and facilitate to continue your education”, he called Thunberg.
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The campaign it has been since a go with an early donation of Human Act and the Foundation Greta Thunberg of 200 thousand dollars for UNICEF. Recently, Greta Thunberg received a award for her activism world awarded by Human Act, which granted his foundation a total of 100 thousand dollars. This amount will go now UNICEF, along with 100 thousand dollars additional of the Human Act.
The fundraising campaign will go directly to the UNICEF’s emergency programmes to fight against the Covid-19, in particular, for the supply of soap, face cloths, gloves, hygiene kits, protective equipment, vital information and other support for the systems of health care.
Children, the biggest victims of the healthcare crisis by Covid-19
In a report recently published by the United Nations warned that children are in danger of becoming the greatest victims of the pandemic Covid-19. Although until the moment the children have largely been spared from the direct effects of the disease on your health, the crisis is having a major impact on your overall well-being.
Regardless of their age and where they live, all children are being affected, in particular by the socio-economic effects and, in some cases, the mitigation measures implemented to contain the spread of the disease.
The global response of UNICEF to the strain of Covid-19 focuses on working with partners to help to reduce the transmission of the virus and mitigate its impact on the children, at the same time ensuring the continuation of essential services for them. Some measures of the response are:
- Ensure access to and availability of essential supplies and services for children, women and vulnerable populations.
- Increase messages about washing your hands with soap.
- Help governments by providing them with personal protective equipment for health workers that contain gowns, gloves, and mask, as well as oxygen concentrators and medicines.
- Opportunities to promote education distance learning for children who are unable to access the school.
- Offer psychosocial support and mental health to children and families affected.
- Contribute to the maintenance of vaccination and other services for children.