Unicef i Save the Children seran les entitats que gestionaran els fons.

Unicef and Save the Children will be the organisations to benefit. UNICEF/NYHQ2015-2221/Georgiev

On Monday the results of the ECA (European Club Association) initiative to help the refugees arriving in Europe were announced. The campaign, ’90 minutes for hope’, involved all 32 teams involved in the Champions League and the 48 competing in the UEFA Europa League as well as other clubs not competing in Europe this season. All together it was made public that over 1.3 million Euros has been raised.

Barça, as all the other clubs involved, gave one Euro from every ticket sold in the first game of the Champions League at Camp Nou. That came on the 29 September against Bayer Leverkusen, the Catalans running out 2-1 winners that evening.

The money raised will go to projects overseen by Save the Children and UNICEF to help child refugees in Europe. Both organisations value highly the help from Europe’s football clubs and they will distribute the money amongst programmes all over the continent, from countries through which the refugees must pass, plus the destination countries. The help will take the form of the distribution of winter clothing, blankets etc, the construction of special refugees for children on their own or with parents and children; water supplies; psychological help, medical assistance and help in locating and reuniting families. 

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