Greta Thunberg premiata con 100mila dollari gira somma all’Unicef

Sono molto onorata di ricevere l’Human Act Award. Devolverò il premio in denaro all’Unicef”. con un lungo post su Instagram l’attivista climatica svedese Greta Thunberg ha annunciato la sua azione solidale.

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Very honoured to receive Human Act Award. The prize money – 100 000 USD – will be donated to @unicef . Human Act will match this donation with an additional USD 100,000 for the total sum of USD 200,000. So today we are launching a joint global funding campaign – Let’s Move Humanity for Children in the Fight Against Coronavirus – to support UNICEF´s efforts to protect and save children’s lives during the corona crisis. The poorest and the most vulnerable people are always the hardest hit by a crisis. Just like the climate crisis, the consequences of the corona pandemic will be most damaging for children in poor countries, in the poorest neighborhoods and for those already in disadvantaged and vulnerable situations. More than 1,5 billion children are today affected by school closures. This has a direct effect on millions of children and young people’s possibilities to learn, to a lunch meal and get access to water and sanitation. More than 300 million school children rrely on schools as a source of daily nutrition. Millions of children do not have access to distance learning. The digital divide is an example of global inequalities that affects the most vulnerable children. Even if children so far generally have been spared the most severe symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, children's lives and heath are already at risk. This is mainly due to lack of access to healthcare services – both for children and pregnant women – because of vaccination campaigns being suspended as well as lack of nutrition. With the global health care services becoming overwhelmed there will be many additional child deaths in 2020. This is a global crisis and for millions of children the impact will be life long. We need to act now – for the sake of every child. The time is now, and we need your help to protect children. Donate today at https://uni.cf/fight-coronavirus (link in bio). Thank you!

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Il premio di 100.000 dollari, ricevuto da una fondazione danese verrà destinato al Fondo delle Nazioni Unite per l’infanzia (Unicef) perchè sia usato per aiutare i bambini colpiti dalla pandemia di Covid-19.

“Al pari della crisi climatica, le conseguenze della pandemia saranno più dannose per i bambini che vivono nei Paesi più poveri, nei quartieri più poveri e per coloro che già si trovano in condizioni svantaggiate” ha scritto, tra l’altro, la 17enne, sollecitando un’azione condivisa. “Dobbiamo agire ora, per il bene di ogni bambino – ha concluso – Il momento è questo ed abbiamo bisogno del vostro aiuto”.

L’Unicef ha affermato che i fondi (al premio di Greta si è aggiunta una donazione di altri 100mila dollari della stessa fondazione Human Act – ndr) saranno molto utili per sostenere i bambini, in particolare nei settori di “carenza di cibo, sistemi sanitari precari, violenza e istruzione perduta”.

Greta, a fine marzo, aveva dichiarato di aver “probabilmente” contratto il coronavirus, avendo manifestato diversi sintomi dopo un viaggio in Europa centrale.