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How to talk to children about COVID-19.

Guide to talking to children about COVID-19

27 March 2020

Plan International Australia has launched a guide to help parents and carers navigate difficult conversations with children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children learn how to wash their hands at a primary school in rural Laos.

UN's COVID-19 response must reach girls, women and refugees

26 March 2020

The United Nation’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan shows clear commitment to helping some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Now, funds and relief efforts must reach girls, women, refugees and the internally displaced.

Although children appear less impacted by COVID-19 than adults, the pandemic will affect the environment in which children grow and develop.

Vulnerable groups must be supported in COVID-19 responses

17 March 2020

Plan International is calling on governments to consider vulnerable groups as they respond to the spread of COVID-19.

Jessica, 8, is now back in the school that was severely damaged by Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai one year on: food crisis derails recovery

13 March 2020

The food crisis sweeping Southern Africa is threatening to derail recovery for countries devastated by Cyclone Idai.

Migrant children must be fully protected by the EU and its member states.

EU must protect all children on Greece-Turkey border

9 March 2020

Plan International has deep concern about the situation of child and adolescent refugees and asylum seekers arriving in Greece and urges European Union Member States to uphold their commitments to children's rights. 

2.1 Billion Girls and Women Won’t Achieve Gender Equality by 2030

5 March 2020

New research launched today finds that half of countries studied (67 out of 129 countries) – home to 2.1 billion girls and women – won’t achieve any of five key gender equality targets by 2030 if their current pace continues. 

Girl takes part writing training class in East Nusa Tenggara Pro.

World still a violent, highly discriminatory place for girls

3 March 2020

More girls are going to school and staying in school than ever before, but remarkable gains in education have made little headway in helping shape a more equal, less violent environment for girls.

Oxilia, pictured with her sister, has dropped out of school to work to help feed her family.

14 million people face acute hunger in Southern Africa

10 February 2020

Severe food insecurity rates across 9 southern African countries are 140% higher now than in 2018, primarily because people are being hit by weather extremes driven by climate change, according to Oxfam, CARE, Plan International and World Vision

Children play near a sign warning of landmines in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

U.S. Land Mine Policy Change Endangers Children

6 February 2020

ChildFund Alliance, Plan International, Save the Children, and the Terre des hommes Foundation are deeply troubled by the decision of the US administration to allow anti-personnel land mine use by the US military around the world.