Disasters and conflicts threaten children’s rights, prospects and damage the societies they live in.
Around 1.5 billion people are affected by conflict globally and over 65 million, half of them children, have been forced from their homes due to violence.
In addition, over 200 million people are affected by disasters caused by natural hazards each year and the effects of climate change are causing increased risks for children.
We strengthen communities’ resilience and support children’s right to dignity and protection before, during and after disasters and conflicts. Responding to the needs of adolescent girls – who are among the most at risk when disasters strike – is a key focus of our work.
Between July 2018 and June 2019, we responded to 86 emergencies in 42 countries.
5 ways climate change is disrupting girls’ lives
These stories show how the inequalities experienced by marginalised girls and young women are amplified by the impacts of climate change.Read more
Plan International scales up response to Cyclone Idai
Plan International has scaled up its response to Tropical Cyclone Idai across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi where hundreds of thousands are in desperate need of assistance.Read more
Mother spends 4 days in a tree to save her baby
To escape the lethal flooding caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Amela spent 4 days in a tree with her new-born child before being rescued by a Plan International-manned search and rescue boat.Read more
Jemma's journey to the world's largest refugee camp
Jemma* tells the story of her journey from the conflict in South Sudan to the world's largest refugee camp, Bidi Bidi in northern Uganda.Read more
Meet the refugee boys preventing violence against girls
We’re working with boys in Rwandan refugee camps to address discrimination and reduce violence against girls who are at greater risk during emergencies.Read more
Climate change activists disaster proof their communities
Louisa, 15, is among a group of young activists from the Philippines who have secured funding from their local council to help their community adapt to climate change and prepare for disasters.Read more