The Human Act, a Danish worldwide development organization, recently gave Thunberg $ 100,000 for its global activism, but now that money will go to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), according to a statement from the agency. The Human Act has promised to match Thunberg's donation by contributing an additional $ 100,000 to launch a campaign
specifically aimed at safeguarding children's rights and welfare at this time.
The sum will support UNICEF's efforts to protect children food shortages
, strained health care, violence and lost school days, according to the release.
"I urge everyone to step up and join me to support UNICEF's vital efforts to save children's lives, protect health and continue education," Thunberg said
"Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a children's rights crisis," Thunberg added in a statement online, "it will affect all children, now and in the long term, but vulnerable groups will be most affected."
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to be the most harmful to children in poor countries and those living in the poorest neighborhoods, according to a recent study by United Nations
Through the campaign, UNICEF will help fight coronavirus by providing important things such as soap, masks, gloves, hygiene kits, protective equipment and life-saving information to the health care needs.