Human Act Award prize money of USD 100,000 donated to UNICEF coronavirus campaign
The Greta Thunberg Foundation is donating USD 100,000 to to support UNICEF’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic and protect children from its direct and knock-on consequences.
Greta Thunberg has been awarded the first Human Act Award from Danish NGO Human Act. The prize money of USD 100,000 will now be donated to UNICEF along with a matching amount from Human Act. Greta Thunberg and Human Act are also launching a joint fundraising campaign to support UNICEF’s efforts to protect children from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proceeds from the campaign will go directly towards UNICEF’s emergency programmes to fight COVID-19, including through the provision of soap, masks, gloves, hygiene kits, protective equipment, life-saving information and other support to healthcare systems.
Greta Thunberg shared the news of the donation on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1255760036397285376
Read more about the UNICEF campaign: https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/greta-thunberg-and-ngo-human-act-launch-child-rights-driven-coronavirus-campaign
Read more about the Human Act Award: https://humanact.org/human-act-award-2020/