Thunberg donates $100,000 to UN children's fund to fight COVID-19


Teen climate-change activist Greta Thunberg has pledged support for the UNICEF's efforts to protect children during the coronavirus pandemic.

She donated a $100,000 prize she won from a Danish foundation to the UN children's fund.

"Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child-rights crisis," Thunberg said in a statement, adding, "It will affect all children, now and in the long-term, but vulnerable groups will be impacted the most."

The Danish anti-poverty group Human Act will reportedly match the $100,000 donation.

Proceeds will be used to provide children with soap, masks, gloves and hygiene supplies.

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