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Girl carrying water in Mahama refugee camp, Rwanda

Helping girls on the front line of disasters

22 May 2016

Plan International and girls from across the globe are highlighting the urgent needs of adolescent girls in disasters at the first World Humanitarian Summit taking place in Turkey.

Philippines: New law protects children in emergencies

19 May 2016

On 18 May the Children's Emergency Relief and Protection Act was signed into law in the Philippines. Plan International, together with other organisations, played crucial roles in the passage of the act, which aims to protect children in disasters and emergencies.

Girls outside a temporary learning centre in Nepal

Partnership will make global goals count for girls

17 May 2016

Plan International's new multi-partner global research project will measure progress for girls and women to ensure governments deliver on their development promises.

Girls living in a temporary shelter in Manabi province

Volunteers protect children after Ecuador quake

4 May 2016

Plan International is working with volunteers like Johana, 18, to keep children safe following the Ecuador earthquake, however urgent needs still remain.

Plan International staff member holding a child, Ecuador

Ecuador earthquake: 60 safe spaces for children

27 April 2016

Plan International is setting up a series of child-friendly spaces to help support the needs of children affected by the Ecuador earthquake.

Education, Solar Power

Earth Day: Solar Power Transforms Children’s Lives

22 April 2016

On Earth Day, this series of photos shows how we are supporting the use of solar power to help children access their rights to education, hygiene and sanitation and protection.

 Plan International staff member assessing the earthquake damage in Manabi province.

Ecuador earthquake: Aid reaches survivors

21 April 2016

Plan International has started delivering aid to communities hardest-hit by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked the west coast of northern Ecuador on 16 April, killing more than 500 people.

Rescuers searching for survivors in the Ecuador earthquake

Ecuador earthquake: Eyewitnesses report devastation

19 April 2016

Plan International staff have reported widespread devastation following the earthquake that hit the northern coastal town of Muisne in Ecuador on Saturday.

Children receive vaccinations to protect them from meningitis

Free treatment helps control Togo meningitis outbreak

13 April 2016

Togo is starting to overcome its deadly meningitis outbreak. Alongside our work on disease prevention in communities, Plan International has been supplying free medicines to improve access to treatment in affected areas.