UNICEF Game Chaingers: Blockchain Mining to Raise Funds for Syrian Children
For the last seven years, children in Syria have been part of the worst global humanitarian crisis. As the conflict continues affecting even others on the Syrian borders these children continue to suffer. The number of people in need of emergency help due to the crisis continues to rise. According to UNICEF, more than 8.3 million children are in need of help in Syria and other bordering countries that welcome the Syrian refugees.
Studies show that more than 13.5 million people in Syria need emergency help and 1 million of these are children. Despite the fact that the Syrian conflict is the biggest humanitarian crisis, it receives very little support. The financial needs are not sufficiently met.
UNICEF Helping Those In Need In Syria
Despite this chaotic situation, UNICEF is one of the organizations offering support to millions of people in Syria and other bordering countries. The four priorities areas of action for this organization include water and hygiene, health, education, and children protection. The priority of UNICEF is to allow for those in distress to access vital emergency especially by those vulnerable children living in the dangerous and hard to reach locations.
With the help of the PC gaming community, UNICEF has come up with a changers platform that turns graphics cards into a humanitarian tool. The platform is called Game Chaingers and it has also organized the first blockchain fundraising by encouraging miners to mine Ethereum for UNICEF.
How Game Chaingers Work
To be part of this noble activity users are expected to install Claymore that is a mining software. The installation process is easy, as the user will need to access the UNICEF Chaingers website. You will be asked to provide a few details about your system, which will allow the configuration of your system with the mining software. The software can then be installed on the PC. The software allows you to start or stop mining when you want to. The software generates Ethereum into UNICEF electronic wallet.
If you wish to support UNICEF in this process, you can do it by:
- Installing the Claymore software on your computer without spending anything. The software will generate funds into the UNICEF wallet.
- If you already have an Ethereum wallet, you can make a donation right to the UNICEF Ethereum wallet
- You can also use your credit card or PayPal to make a donation in fiat currency
The more participants on the platform the more coins UNICEF can mine. This is why the platform is encouraging miners around the world to join in. The project was created out of the need to find new donors since most of the benefactors who are already supporting UNICEF are over 50 years. The organization is now asking gamers, eSports fans and anyone with powerful graphics cards in their computer or those with extra processing power to help in mining Ethereum. By asking to be provided with processing power instead of fiat currencies, even those who might not have cash can still give to the charity.
When you run the mining software on your PC, your computer will still use the same amount of electricity as it does normally. UNICEF only borrows a part of your processing power and requests for a brief and punctual participation.