Thunberg donates $100,000 to support children during pandemic

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Greta Thunberg has said it is 'likely' she contracted the new coronavirus

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated a $100,000 prize she won from a Danish foundation to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for use against the COVID-19 pandemic, the world body said Thursday.

"Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child rights crisis," Thunberg, 17, was quoted as saying in the UNICEF statement.

"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."

The Danish anti-poverty non-governmental organization, Human Act, will match the $100,000 donation, the statement added.

UNICEF said the funds would give it a boost as it struggles to support children impacted by anti-virus lockdowns and school closures, particularly in the fields of "food shortages, strained health care systems, violence and lost education."

Thunberg said at the end of March that she had "likely" contracted the coronavirus, after experiencing several symptoms after a trip to central Europe.

GregasaurusRektz on April 30th, 2020 at 22:12 UTC »

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ivan_x3000 on April 30th, 2020 at 20:33 UTC »

Before you make fun of Greta consider that psychologicaly people hate to be told that they are wrong. Ask yourself if that has any factor to your hate.

upboatsallaround on April 30th, 2020 at 18:48 UTC »

Jesus, look at all the removed comments. So many people triggered by a teen trying to preserve the environment for future generations. Wake up, hating Greta or her message doesn't make climate change any less real/threatening.

Edit: Here are some things you can personally do to help. If you deny the science of climate change, think really hard about why and who profits from climate change being "wrong". I'm disabling inbox replies because the ignorance is depressing.