Skip to main content
Syrian refugee carries her baby, Rose, across the border on foot from Serbia to Croatia

Governments must unite to help Syria's children

26 January 2016

Ahead of the London meeting of heads of state, Supporting Syria and the Region, on 4 February, a coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including Plan International is pressing for more funding and assistance for millions of displaced Syrians.

Girl, Nepal

Girls movement reaches 5 million

25 January 2016

Through more than 500 projects across the world, Plan International’s Because I am a Girl movement helped transform the lives of more than 1.9 million girls last year – bringing the total to almost 5 million girls reached directly since the campaign launched in 2012.

Girls at school in Zimbabwe

Law passed to end child marriage in Zimbabwe

21 January 2016

Plan International has welcomed Zimbabwe’s landmark judgement, declaring 18 the legal minimum age of marriage, while all forms of child marriage have been deemed unconstitutional.

Mother and child in dried crops, Ethiopia

Children at risk as El Niño hits Ethiopia

15 January 2016

Millions of people are in need of food assistance as the strengthening El Niño global weather phenomenon throws Ethiopia into one of the worst droughts in decades.

Clowns skipping in front of children at a refugee camp, Tanzania

Clowns bring smiles to Burundi refugee children

6 January 2016

Thousands of refugees are continuing to flee violence in Burundi and pour into Tanzania, where they face desperate, overcrowded conditions in camps. This photo story shows how Plan International has been working with a special team of clowns to help bring joy into child refugees' lives.

Children in Kenya are set to benefit from solar power

Solar energy brings triple benefits to Kenya

11 December 2015

Plan International is bringing light to children’s lives as it joins hands with leading solar energy firm SkyPower to distribute solar kits to energy poor households, schools and health clinics in rural Kenyan communities.

Hortence, Togo

Don’t exclude us, include us!

7 December 2015

Children with disabilities face discrimination in many parts of the world and are subject to profound levels of poverty and exclusion. This series of photos shows how we are working with communities in Togo to ensure they are included in everyday activities and access their rights.

Fuel shortage impedes winter relief in Nepal

2 December 2015

With winter underway in Nepal, children and families in remote villages affected by this year’s devastating earthquake are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. But the months-long fuel crisis means essential supplies are not getting through.

Hilda, 17, from Zambia, was married against her wishes and is now divorced

African leaders must act on child marriage

25 November 2015

African governments meeting at their first ever summit on child marriage must act now to end this practice. Child marriage is a serious violation of human rights, denying children their childhood.