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.