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UNICEF New Zealand and Bybit launch partnership

An innovative partnership to help children in greatest need

Covid-19 is spreading around the world and taking an unprecedented toll on the world’s children. Severe funding gaps are leaving millions of children at risk – 1.6 billion children have been out of school, vaccination schedules have been disrupted and health systems are at breaking point.

UNICEF is the largest aid agency in the world for children and our life-saving work and innovative solutions have never been more critical.

UNICEF New Zealand is delighted to launch a partnership with cryptocurrency derivatives platform Bybit. Funds donated by Bybit are fully flexible, which enables UNICEF to respond at speed and help some of the world’s most disadvantaged children.

“Children are our future. They have so much to offer the world and all of us at Bybit are committed to helping them. UNICEF, the largest organization in the world that provides aid for these children through tireless efforts and innovative solutions, was the natural choice for us to partner with” said Ben Zhou, Bybit CEO. “Additionally Bybit will launch a cryptocurrency trading competition, allowing our traders to donate a percentage of their prize pool to UNICEF in Bitcoin and to have an even greater impact.”

In this ever-changing situation, these flexible funds could provide ventilators and PPE equipment to hospitals in Yemen, they could help displaced children from Syria access education or purchase life saving vaccines for children in Laos.

“This is an exciting opportunity to partner with Bybit and better shape the lives of children significantly impacted by Covid-19” said UNICEF NZ Executive Director Vivien Maidaborn. “We thank Bybit and traders for their generous Bitcoin donations during this unprecedented global emergency.”

UNICEF New Zealand has recently seen significant growth in cryptocurrency donations enabling us to reach even more children. Click here if you’d like to make a cryptocurrency donation.