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Philippines: New law protects children in emergencies

On 18 May the Children's Emergency Relief and Protection Act was signed into law in the Philippines. Plan International, together with other organisations, played crucial roles in the passage of the act, which aims to protect children in disasters and emergencies.

New Classroom Turns Evacuation Centre

A new school in Northern Samar has been converted into an evacuation centre after Typhoon Melor hit the Philippines.

A Story From the Field – Responding to Typhoon Melor

“My phone rang. “Can you go to Northern Samar to join the ‘Go Team’?”

“As in now?” I asked. “Yes, the team is planning to leave in 20 minutes.”

After hearing this, thoughts started running through my mind. “But… we had planned to have our office Christmas party. A superhero themed one. I have a deadline to beat.” 

Typhoon Melor: Plan International Begins Response

With Typhoon Melor currently wreaking floods, landslides, intense winds and heavy rain across the Philippines, Plan International has begun an initial humanitarian response to distribute emergency aid to communities affected by the storm and assess the extent of the damage.

Plan International ready to respond as Typhoon Melor strikes Philippines

Manila (14 December) – Child rights organisation Plan International Philippines is preparing to respond with humanitarian assistance as Typhoon Melor threatens Bicol and Samar in the eastern part of the Philippines.

Liberated child soldiers swap bullets for books

Bangsamoro children found themselves trained in combat and caught up in the conflict between the Philippines government and the Bangsamoro armed groups.Thousands of Bangsamoro children have now been educated on their rights following years of recruitment into armed activities and are now living lives free from fear and intimidation.

Philippines Welcomes New Country Director

Dennis O’Brien, a civil engineer who has more than 15 years of experience as a Country Director of international NGOs, has officially joined Plan International Philippines this week as its new Country Director.

Women find support after Haiyan

The challenges that communities like Tolosa face in recovering from the typhoon are immense, but women are determined to play their part in rebuilding a stronger and healthier community committed to gender equality.

Community builds back better

Community ownership was vital, as together with Plan International we improved water and sanitation facilities, built 364 houses and repaired a further 900 damaged homes, installed solar-powered street lights and trained community members in urban gardening.

Raising awareness of child rights in Mindanao

Children in conflict areas in Mindanao are at great risk of being recruited into armed and military groups. Plan International is training community educators to share the importance of edcation and uploading children's rights during armed conflict, and to encourage children not to join armed groups.

Children's Festival

The Child Rights Network (CRN), a group of more than 20 child-focused organizations advocating child rights-based legislation will conduct a Children's Festival on Saturday, November 28.

Typhoon survivor finds comfort in school

Hasmin, a survivor of Typhoon Haiyan, focuses on her studies at a school built by Plan International to cope with her losses and channel her energies.

Ericson's Story: Safe Schools in the Philippines

Ericson is among those who witnessed the wrath of Typhoon Ketsana, which brought devastation to Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Our results to date
  • 17,862
    People trained in health management
  • 55,116
    Teachers trained
  • 58 million
    US$ Raised by Plan to fund relief, recovery, and rehabilitation efforts from Typhoon Haiyan

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