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Child-friendly spaces: Helping children through emergencies

January 2013: Take a tour of a Plan child-friendly space in Niger and see the support it is providing to children who have been forced to flee fighting in neighbouring Mali.

Plan installs child-friendly spaces after a disaster or crisis to give affected children a place to play, be safe, have a nutritious meal and receive emotional support to help them cope and recover.

This child-friendly space in one Niger refugee camp alone has already benefited hundreds of children.

Find out more about Plan's response to the Mali conflict and Sahel crisis

Learn about Plan's global emergencies work