Help us raise €100million to keep children safe
The COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented global health emergency, is disrupting the lives of children and young people everywhere.
Quarantine measures imposed as a response to pandemic are already putting children at heightened risk of violence in the home and cutting them off from education, essential protection services and social networks.
COVID-19: Girls in crisis
Girls and young women are hit hard in emergencies, facing violence, school drop-out and poverty.
An estimated 740 million girls have been forced out of education due to the pandemic. Parental pressure to help at home or earn an income means many adolescent girls will be unable to return to school. They may become vulnerable and isolated without the support they need.
The profound economic impact will hit families, leading to an increase in sexual violence, teen pregnancy and child marriage, as well as trafficking and child labour.
Plan International is committed to raising €100million to keep children safe
Plan International's response will reach more than 50,000 communities across 50 countries.
These emergency funds will contribute to the prevention of the transmission of COVID-19 amongst the world's most vulnerable communities – particularly in refugee camps and displaced settings – and reduce the disease's negative social impact on families, women and girls who are disproportionately affected by the crisis.
To support the most vulnerable children affected by the COVID-19 crisis and to protect girls and young women, find your donation office at the top of this page.