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Angie, 17, by pool of stagnant water near her home in Piura

Supporting children affected by floods in Peru

27 March 2017

Seventy-eight people have died and over 100,000 left homeless after torrential downpours along Peru's Pacific coast. Plan International is at the scene providing food, water and building materials and supporting children in the community. 

A boy standing next to a UNHCR tent in Kigoma transit camp in Tanzania

Cuts to UN would jeopardise children's futures

23 March 2017

A proposal by the US Administration to severely cut funding to the United Nations would threaten international solutions to global challenges and put the futures of children at risk.

Vivianna and her four children in South Sudan.

Millions in need as East Africa food crisis worsens

15 March 2017

Twenty-million people, including millions of children, across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are in urgent need of food as the East Africa food crisis worsens.

A mother and child at home in South Sudan

Millions of children facing starvation in East Africa

22 February 2017

Plan International is responding to the food crisis in East Africa which has left over 20 million people in urgent need of support.

Adolescent girl at relief aid distribution point in Nigeria

Lake Chad crisis: the world must respond

20 February 2017

World leaders must step-up their support for the 17 million people affected by violence in the Lake Chad Basin when they meet to discuss the conflict in Oslo this week.

Campaigner agains child marriage in Malawi

Malawi changes law to end child marriage

14 February 2017

Malawi has made a historic amendment to its constitution to fully outlaw child marriage following a year-long campaign by youth groups and organisations including Plan International.

Children form human chain to protest against child marriage

Bangladesh child marriage law could violate girls' rights

7 February 2017

Bangladesh's new Child Marriage Restraint Act is an important step but it contains a provision that would allow girls below the age of 18 to be married under ‘special circumstances’. 

Quality sexual and reproductive health care services and information can transform the lives of girls and women, as well as their communities.

Mexico City Policy puts girls' health at risk

27 January 2017

Millions of vulnerable girls and women will suffer if sexual and reproductive health services that provide vital support to them are withdrawn or cut back as a consequence of the Mexico City Policy.

The #ChildrenNotCriminals campaign is calling for the government to focus on prevention, education, and rehabilitation for child offenders

Campaign against Philippines law punishing children as criminals

22 November 2016

Following a proposal from the Government of the Philippines to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9, Plan International and partners have launched the campaign #ChildrenNotCriminals.