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Youth call for inclusion to help drive growth in Asia

22 June 2017

The Asian Youth Forum, co-led by Plan International and the Asian Development Bank, brought more than 160 youth together to meet with experts and propose youth-led solutions to drive prosperity and growth in the region.

Deborah is a primary school student from South Sudan.

South Sudan crisis forces girls out of school

16 June 2017

Around 76% of primary school aged girls in South Sudan are not receiving an education because of the conflict and food crisis in the country. Their futures and safety are at risk as a result.

Melissa, 17, at home in Zimbabwe

Invisible and alone: social isolation blocks girls’ chances

9 May 2017

Domestic duties, restricted freedoms and early marriage push adolescent girls into social isolation, making it a major, unrecognised barrier to ending inequality. Find out more from this new research.

Bring Back Our Girls - Chibok Schoolgirls

Released: 82 Chibok Schoolgirls

9 May 2017

Plan International welcomes the release of 82 schoolgirls from Chibok, who were abducted from their hostel in 2014. Of over 270 who were abducted, however, 113 remain captive.

Nasreen from Pakistan has graduated school and college.

'Invisible girls' face normalised violence

9 May 2017

The low social status of marginalised adolescent girls exposes them to daily violence, our latest research warns. That this abuse is largely accepted threatens progress that could be made towards equality.

Nous avons donné nos terres pour offrir un meilleur avenir à nos enfants

Nepal Quake: two years on, education must remain top priority

25 April 2017

Two years after the 7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal, thousands of students are returning to new purpose-built schools, thanks to generous donations from the public.

Girls skipping over puddles in Piura, Peru.

300,000 children affected by floods in Peru

3 April 2017

Plan International is asking for action to protect the 300,000 boys and girls who have been affected by flooding in Piura, Peru. Our emergency teams are currently providing food, water and hygiene kits to those affected.

Angie, 17, by pool of stagnant water near her home in Piura

Supporting children affected by floods in Peru

27 March 2017

Seventy-eight people have died and over 100,000 left homeless after torrential downpours along Peru's Pacific coast. Plan International is at the scene providing food, water and building materials and supporting children in the community. 

A boy standing next to a UNHCR tent in Kigoma transit camp in Tanzania

Cuts to UN would jeopardise children's futures

23 March 2017

A proposal by the US Administration to severely cut funding to the United Nations would threaten international solutions to global challenges and put the futures of children at risk.