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After losing everything, a plan for happiness awaits

After losing everything, girls like Esther are looking forward to take part in Plan International's child friendly spaces, known in Peru as "The Plan of Joy".

Francisca y Dyron camino a la chacra.

Perú: 2 million children are not attending school after the floods

As a result of the climatic phenomenon facing the country, floods continue, and one of the most affected regions is Piura. About 270,000 people have been affected and 25,000 have lost their homes. Of the total number of victims and affected, it is estimated that more than 91,000 are children.As a result of the climatic phenomenon facing the country, floods continue, and one of the most affected regions is Piura. About 270,000 people have been affected and 25,000 have lost their homes. Of the total number of victims and affected, it is estimated that more than 91,000 are children.

Lucía y sus 3 hijos. La familia ha colocado sacos de arena para evitar que el agua siga ingresando a su dormitorio.

Mothers and their courage in the midst of flooding in Peru

Lucía is the mother of two girls and a boy. Her family has been affected by the rains and flooding in the region of Piura in Peru. Many mothers like her are facing material losses and lack of resources in the region, however they do not give up faith and search for ways to continue their dream that their sons and daughters can receive a good education. We share her story of struggle and hope in the midst of adversity.

Girls skipping over puddles in Piura, Peru.

300,000 children affected by floods in Peru

Plan International is asking for action to protect the 300,000 boys and girls who have been affected by flooding in Piura, Peru. Our emergency teams are currently providing food, water and hygiene kits to those affected.

Plan International's response to the floods in South America

Too much rain puts at risk the lives of the most vulnerable: girls and boys.

Forced Child Marriage also exists in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic, followed by Nicaragua, has the highest rate of Forced Marriage and Relationships among girls in Latin American and the Caribbean.
The findings come from a study prepared by Plan International Dominican Republic (Plan DR), using data from the provinces of Azua, Barahona, San Juan, Pedernales, and Elías Piña.

Our results last year
  • 304,732
    people trained in 2016
  • 6,534
    communities reached in Americas in 2016
  • 1.42 million
    people benefited by Plan International's work in 2016

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