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Boxes of masks at the storage hub ready for handover.

COVID-19: donating 100,000 protective masks to Laos

15 May 2020

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.

Plan International and an NGO consortium airlifting medical supplies to Central African Republic

10,000 protective masks airlifted into Central African Republic

8 May 2020

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. 

A girl from the Philippines wearing a face mask supplied by Plan International

Countries must back new UN COVID-19 response plan

7 May 2020

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 outlawing FGM/C is a huge step forward for girls' rights.

Sudan moves to criminalise female genital mutilation

2 May 2020

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.

Fatima's school has closed due to COVID-19.

Long-lasting consequences of COVID-19 for girls will be abuse and hunger

30 April 2020

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.

Afnan, 12, had to drop out of school to look after her siblings

Joint solidarity letter to the African Union

30 April 2020

A joint solidarity letter to the African Union on the impact of COVID-19 on girls’ education and child marriage.

Amal, 11, a refugee from Syria, has never been to school.

COVID-19: Girls in Lebanon left struggling for food, sanitary pads

28 April 2020

The pandemic is compounding the effects of Lebanon’s worst economic crisis in years as girls battle hunger and risk of violence.

Salima, 12, in the tent she shares with her parents and six siblings

Colossal COVID-19 poverty and child protection crisis unfolding in Bangladesh

24 April 2020

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.

Domestic violence threatens to be COVID-19's invisible catastrophe.

Invisible catastrophe as violence against girls and women reaches tipping point

17 April 2020

The world is facing an invisible catastrophe as violence against girls and women is reaching a tipping point due to the COVID-19 pandemic.