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Rozina, 8, with her family in their temporary shelter in the Balukhali district.

Protecting children of the Rohingya crisis

26 September 2017

More than 400,000 Rohingya people, the majority of them children and women, have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State over the past four weeks and arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. UN agencies report that many of the new arrivals who have walked for days are already sick and malnourished. 

A girl taking over from Paraguay's President of Congress answers questions from the media

Girls to take over from Prime Ministers, Mayors, CEOs

26 September 2017

On the International Day of the Girl, girls from across the world will take over positions of power to demand a political and social revolution.

Hurricane Maria-caused flooding in the Dominican Republic

Hurricane Maria batters the Dominican Republic

22 September 2017

As Hurricane Maria rips through the Dominican Republic, Plan International is ready to respond to the needs of vulnerable families.

Girls at school in Tororo, Uganda

Local campaigns push governments to increase education spending

21 September 2017

Plan International is launching national campaigns in Uganda, Senegal, the Philippines and Pakistan to call for increased investment in girls’ education in the run-up to the Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Summit in February 2018.

Deadline set for increased global education funding

20 September 2017

The world's governments are expected to substantially increase education funding at a summit in February 2018, 

South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani district, Uganda

Over 1 million South Sudanese refugees now in Uganda

15 September 2017

With over 1 million refugees from South Sudan now in Uganda, Plan International is calling for increased support from the international community to meet children’s needs.

Niger's president will not tolerate child marriage

President of Niger commits to ending child marriage

14 September 2017

Plan International welcomes with optimism the bold statement from the President of Niger that child marriage will no longer be tolerated.

Millions of people have been displaced by the flooding in Bangladesh

Urgent funding needed for flood-affected families in Bangladesh

24 August 2017

Plan International is calling for increased funding from international donors to meet the critical needs of children affected by the flooding in Bangladesh that has killed hundreds and forced millions from their homes.

Álida, Rosy and Mayra are promoting the new child marriage law in their communities

Historic fourth child marriage ban in Latin America

23 August 2017

Guatemala has joined Honduras, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic in enforcing an outright ban on child marriage, a huge step forward for girls’ rights in the region.