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Adolescent girl from Niger

Girls describe dark reality of the Lake Chad Crisis

3 September 2018

Adolescent girls describe in the most detailed and disturbing account to date, the true extent of the abuse and violence they are facing as a result of the severe humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin. 

Response team member surveys the damage caused by earthquake in Northern Lombok

Shelter and counselling critical for Lombok's child survivors

8 August 2018

As recovery efforts to free trapped survivors from a major earthquake that has claimed 105 lives in Lombok enter day three, thousands of children remain without adequate shelter and out of school. 

500 emergency shelter kits are ready to be distributed by air to the children and families of Lombok.

Second Lombok earthquake: scaling up emergency response

6 August 2018

A second powerful earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, less than a week after the first. As the death toll continues to rise, we're scaling up our emergency response. 

Girl from South Sudan.

Relief as Noura Hussein death sentence overturned

27 June 2018

Plan International welcomes news that the death sentence for the 19-year-old rape victim has been overturned. However, we're urging the Sudan government to protect girls like Noura who are at risk of child marriage and sexual violence. 

Katariina Harteela and Tobias Wacker from hasan & partners with Eva Anttila from Plan International in Cannes

Cannes Lion Win for Plan International Finland and hasan & partners

22 June 2018

Ismatara, 15, takes part in a menstrual health management session run by Plan International

Girls live prison-like existence in Rohingya refugee camps

21 June 2018

Rohingya girls have voiced the need for safety, education, sanitation, food security and healthcare – including mental health services. We are urging the humanitarian community to listen to girls.

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.