Greta Thunberg, the 17 year old activist has donated $100,000 in prize money to help UNICEF fight coronavirus.Thunberg was awarded the money by a Danish foundation called Human Act which is also making its own $100,000 donation.
The Swede has urged governments to continue fighting climate change during the health crisis, warning that global warming ‘is not slowing down’.
Thunberg was awarded the money by a Danish foundation called Human Act which is also making its own $100,000 donation.
‘Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child rights crisis,’ Thunberg was quoted as saying in the UNICEF announcement.
‘It will affect all children, now and in the long term, but vulnerable groups will be impacted the most,’ she added.
‘I’m asking everyone to step up and join me in support of UNICEF’s vital work to save children’s lives, to protect health and continue education.’
UNICEF welcomed the funds as it battles to support children affected by school closures and global lockdown measures.