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PROTECTING CHILDREN

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GRETA Thunberg has teamed up with UNICEF for a new campaign to help protect vulnerable kids affected by coronaviru­s.

The environmen­tal activist is giving UNICEF the $100,000 prize money she received from the Human Act Award 2020 for inspiring climate action. Danish organisati­on Human Act is matching her donation.

UNICEF says that all children, of all ages and in all countries, are being affected by the pandemic, either directly or from knock-on effects like food shortages, healthcare systems under great pressure, violence and lost education.

Money raised by the campaign will go towards UNICEF’s emergency work to fight the coronaviru­s, including providing soap, masks, gloves, protective equipment, life-saving informatio­n and other healthcare, as well as educationa­l supplies for children in more than 190 countries.

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