The environmental activist, Swedish Greta Thunberg has announced this Thursday that he would donate the $ 100,000 (92.000 euros) for a prize of a Danish NGO to the struggle of the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) against the COVID-19.
Thunberg and the NGO Human Act, which would provide an identical amount, have launched a fundraising campaign dubbed “let’s Move to the site by children in the fight against the coronavirus” and that it seeks to support the work of UNICEF for protect children the impact of the pandemic.
Very honoured to receive the 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 crown crisis. https://t.co/UuvPxsq9O6 pic.twitter.com/SsztkZIfbC
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) April 30, 2020
“As the climate crisis, the pandemic is a crisis of the rights of children. It will affect all children, now and in the long term, but more vulnerable groups. I ask all of you to join to support the vital work of UNICEF,” said the activist Swedish in a statement released by Human Act.
Thunberg has been awarded “for his brave effort and decided to to mobilize millions of people around the world to combat climate change”, according to the ruling.
Greta Thunberg, of 17 years, began in September of 2018, a strike school in front of the Swedish Parliament for calling for action against the climate crisis.
His action inspired a global movement, which has led to him being received by world leaders and to intervene in the appointments of high-level, in addition to have been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize.
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