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Temporary learning centres, like this one in Nepal, help children return to education after disasters

G7 makes historic commitments on girls' education in emergencies

9 June 2018

The G7 Declaration to educate and empower girls in crisis situations, supported with a $2.9bn global commitment, will benefit more than eight million children worldwide.

Children sleep in a hostel set up in a school after the Fuego volcano eruption

Volcano eruption disrupts hundreds of thousands of children's lives

8 June 2018

The needs of the children, especially girls, affected by the volcanic eruptions in Guatemala must be a top priority for the international community.

Agau, 13, at Melijo refugee camp, South Sudan

South Sudan crisis leaves girls feeling suicidal

29 May 2018

Plan International reports that half a decade of conflict compounded by food crisis is having a catastrophic impact on the lives of adolescent girls in South Sudan with many left feeling suicidal.

Girl from South Sudan.

Death sentence for 19-year-old rape victim

16 May 2018

A 19-year-old victim of child marriage and rape has been condemned to death in Sudan. This tragic case illustrates why child marriage must be banned. 

Group discussions taking place about child marriage in Bangladesh

Mobile app stops 3,700 child marriages

7 May 2018

An innovative new app developed by the government of Bangladesh and Plan International is being rolled out across the country after stopping over 3,700 child marriages in only 6 months.

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Captured Aid Workers Freed

30 April 2018

Plan International is delighted to confirm that its three members of staff who were detained in South Sudan have today been freed.

Four-year-old Amira playing at Plan International-run pre-school centre in Jordan

UN pledging conference fails millions of Syrian children

28 April 2018

The failure of international donors to meet the UN’s funding target for Syrian refugees will put the lives of millions of children at risk over the coming year.

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Ten aid workers missing in South Sudan

26 April 2018

Plan International is aware of an ongoing security situation involving three members of staff in South Sudan. They, along with aid workers from other humanitarian and UN agencies, went missing on 25 April when a convoy driving from Yei town to Tore in Central Equatoria disappeared. 

Youth activists report feeling unsafe at King's Cross in Sydney.

City girls digitally map safety with 'Free to Be'

17 April 2018

An ambitious online safety map launching in five major cities worldwide aims to uncover the areas where urban girls and young women feel most safe and unsafe.