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Plan International stands by communities and young people in Myanmar

4 March 2021

Plan International calls for halting all violence and repression against peaceful young protesters and respecting their rights to education and freedom of expression.

Girl from Kindia region, Guinea

Concerns over girls’ safety in Guinea as Ebola resurfaces

17 February 2021

Guinea has officially declared an Ebola epidemic, after a number of deaths in the south of the country are linked to the virus.

Welcoming temporary legal status for Venezuelan migrants in Colombia

10 February 2021

Responding to the news that the National Government of Colombia will create a Temporary Protection Statute for Venezuelan migrants for 10 years, Debora Cobar, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for child rights and humanitarian organisation Plan International, said:

Plan International advances children's rights and equality for girls

Plan International CEO to step down

9 February 2021

Plan International’s board commends outgoing executive Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen for her transformative leadership and reaffirms the organisation’s strategy to become the go-to organisation for girls’ rights. 

Mariana and Natalia, from Venezuela, with their hygiene kits in Bogotá

Venezuelan girls and women “in crisis” due to period poverty

8 February 2021

Up to two million Venezuelan girls and women in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador lack access to the resources and education needed to manage their periods.

COVID-19 leading to rise in group FGM gatherings in Somalia

6 February 2021

Girls in Somalia are being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) in group gatherings as rates of the harmful practice rise because of COVID-19.

Mexico City Policy must never again be reinstated

28 January 2021

Plan International applauds today’s expected executive action by President Joseph Biden to end U.S. government efforts to restrict access to reproductive health and rights around the world through the so-called Mexico City Policy (MCP).

People crossing the Buzi river in Sofala province by boat, This area has now been ravaged by Cyclone Eloise.

Our response as Cyclone Eloise hits Mozambique and Zimbabwe

25 January 2021

Emergency response teams from Plan International Mozambique have begun distributing essential supplies to communities devastated by Cyclone Eloise.

Conflict and food insecurity have affected thousands of families in South Sudan, including Helena’s. (Image Kate Holt / Plan International)

South Sudan: Hunger and looming famine puts girls at risk

18 January 2021

Children and teenage girls are at an increased risk of starvation, violence and sexual exploitation in parts of South Sudan as a result of looming famine.