COVID-19: donating 100,000 protective masks to Laos
Plan International uses its global logistics and supply chain to rush desperately needed protective equipment, including 100,000 face masks, to one of the poorest countries in East Asia.
10,000 protective masks airlifted into Central African Republic
Working with partner NGOs, Plan International is sending urgent medical supplies to the country as it faces COVID-19. The organisation will deliver 1.3 metric tonnes of personal protective equipment (PPE) to 12 countries in the next 2 weeks.
Countries must back new UN COVID-19 response plan
Plan International welcomes the UN’s revision of its plan to support the most vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for global action to combat the virus.
Sudan moves to criminalise female genital mutilation
Plan International welcomes Sudan’s bold move towards outlawing female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) - a huge step forwards for girls' and women's rights.
Long-lasting consequences of COVID-19 for girls will be abuse and hunger
Research into previous humanitarian crises suggests without urgent action, the long-lasting consequences of COVID-19 for girls worldwide will be abuse, neglect, fear and hunger.
Joint solidarity letter to the African Union
A joint solidarity letter to the African Union on the impact of COVID-19 on girls’ education and child marriage.
COVID-19: Girls in Lebanon left struggling for food, sanitary pads
The pandemic is compounding the effects of Lebanon’s worst economic crisis in years as girls battle hunger and risk of violence.
Colossal COVID-19 poverty and child protection crisis unfolding in Bangladesh
Plan International is bracing for an immense increase in poverty and gender-based violence in Bangladesh, as one of the world’s most populous countries grapples with mass-unemployment and restriction of movement.
Invisible catastrophe as violence against girls and women reaches tipping point
The world is facing an invisible catastrophe as violence against girls and women is reaching a tipping point due to the COVID-19 pandemic.