MSC Cruises has donated $4.3 million to UNICEF to aid in the fight for rights of children around the world.
The cruise operator has supported the charity since 2009, when it launched the ‘Get on Board for Children’ initiative aboard its ships. The program encourages MSC guests to make contributions to UNICEF.
Funds have been used towards combating proverty and inequality in Brazil; and has helped 126 communities in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo gain access to quality education.
MSC and UNICEF have also started a new life-saving partnership to provide assistance to malnourished children by delivering ready-to-use therapeutic food, which is designed to treat malnutrition in developing countries and those affected by crisis.
“We are proud of the hard work achieved by all our staff, which made it possible to raise such an incredible amount of money,” MSC executive chairman Pierfrancesco Vago said.
“MSC as a group, which means cruises and cargo, is working hard to raise awareness of the project and to provide support to UNICEF through our very extensive network around the world.”