Youth leading way in pandemic – IFRC

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, thousands of Red Cross Red Crescent youth volunteers right across the Asia Pacific have been following the same call as Ms Ei Ei. Those who cannot serve directly in their local communities, have become digital volunteers at home, doing a wide range of valuable work, from translating information material in all languages spoken in their country to promoting well-being.

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Over 150 countries represented at the Global Youth Summit, a virtual event designed to address the negative impacts of COVID-19 15 Governments and UN agencies announce support for the Global Youth Mobilization Summit calls for investment and prioritisation in mental health support, community and leadership development, digital activism, vaccine equity and support for education systems...
• Initiative led by the world’s six largest youth organizations and supported by the World Health Organization and United Nations Foundation will fund the work of young people in communities impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic • Impact of the global pandemic on young people to be addressed at Global Youth Summit • Young people will decide where the money goes and how it is spent • Global Youth Mobilization backed by UNICEF, USAID, UNFPA, European Commission, Salesforce, FIFA and Heads of State and Governments from around the world