Plan increases aid response to US$75 million in face of destruction
Plan International has increased the scale of its emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan to US$75 million to meet the magnitude of the disaster, it announced Wednesday. The organisation, which has operated in the Philippines for more than 50 years, launched an initial $25 million appeal to provide immediate relief to typhoon survivors for 6 months which it is well on target to meet.
Sudan: River Atbara communities benefit from girls’ education
Maria Musa, 22, is a living testimony of the famous adage “if you educate a girl, you empower the whole community and change the world.” Maria, who hails from Kuraj village in River Atbara Locality -Kassla State , defied all odds in her community where young girls are denied an education and married off early.
Plan Ethiopia affirms pledge to improve children lives
Plan Ethiopia has reaffirmed its commitment to improving the lives of children through partnership with various actors. Plan Ethiopia Country Director David Throp said the organisation in collaboration with its partners has been carrying out a range of child centred community development projects in health, education, and livelihood sectors, among others.
World Toilet Day: Plan Uganda helps communities fight open defecation
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, the saying goes. For residents of Molo, Osukuru and Kwapa sub-counties in Tororo district of eastern Uganda, cleanliness required joint efforts from the communities, the district authorities and Plan Uganda to realise total sanitation.
Plan launches US$25 million appeal for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
Plan International has launched a global appeal for US$25 million to support the immediate needs of the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The typhoon, which ripped through the country on Friday 8 November, has left a trail of devastation in its wake and affected over 11 million people. Thousands of people have lost their lives, with hundreds of thousands more fleeing their homes and communities.