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UNICEF HK, WeChat support relief work

Anuradha Shukla | June 2, 2015
Donors make contributions via WeChat’s advanced Payment Platform.

WeChat's advanced Payment Platform is supporting world emergency relief work by the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK).

The social communication platform brings in a new payment channel to support world emergency relief work.

Donors can now easily make contributions to emergency relief efforts allowing users to make payments and donations via WeChat with Visa and MasterCard credit cards issued by a local bank.

This alliance helped victims of the recent Nepal earthquake who could quickly get donations from local WeChat through this payment platform.

"Social media is now indispensable for youth. The introduction of WeChat Payment will help cultivate support for UNICEF HK from youngsters and provide a more convenient and effective channel for public donations, supporting UNICEF's humanitarian relief work," said David Fong, chairman of Fundraising Committee of UNICEF HK.

Humanitarian relief work

WeChat's advanced Payment Platform is also supporting other global humanitarian relief work including Cyclone Pam affecting Vanuatu in South Pacific and Ebola outbreak.

Money is not the only thing donated by users as WeChat also enables people to send vaccinations, micronutrients and other gifts to improve the life of victims who seek relief from calamities. 

It is easy to use the WeChat Payment platform as users can link their credit card accounts to WeChat through a secure and standard verification process.

Once a user is registered he can punch in the PIN Code to securely make a transaction through WeChat Payment from anywhere and at any time.

"We hope that with the massive number of WeChat users, UNICEF HK will be drawn closer to the public, gain support from them during natural disasters and release instant emergency and fundraising reports," added Fong.



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