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UNICEF will help feed UK children, first time in the agency's 70-year history
UNICEF will help feed UK children, first time in the agency's 70-year history
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UNICEF has launched a domestic emergency response in the United Kingdom and will provide humanitarian and developmental aid to children, including food, for children that have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. According to a YouGov poll commissioned by the charity Food Foundation from May, 17% of UK children (2.4m) are living in food-insecure households. 900,000 more children have signed up for free school meals by October.

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Greta Thunberg donates $100,000 to UNICEF to support children affected by Covid-19
Greta Thunberg donates $100,000 to UNICEF to support children affected by Covid-19
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Greta Thunberg, 17-year-old Swedish climate activists, donated $100,000 she previously won from a Danish foundation to UNICEF to help support children affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thunberg stated that "like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child rights crisis," and asked people to join her in her effort to "support of UNICEF's vital work to save children's lives, to protect health and continue education".

The Danish NGO Human Act is said to match Thunberg's donation.