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Young women previously held captive by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria

Nigeria kidnap girls must be released immediately

1 March 2018

Plan International calls on the Nigerian government to redouble its efforts to secure the safe release of 100 schoolgirls reportedly kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s north-eastern Yobe state.

Plan International is committed to protecting the rights of the LGBTIQ community

US Administration must protect rights of LGBTIQ people

27 July 2017

Plan International calls on the United States to protect members of the LGBTIQ community from discrimination to ensure the full realisation of their human rights. 

Girls jumping in front of a menstrual hygiene information board

Kenyan girls secure historic law for free sanitary pads

23 June 2017

Kenya’s decision to give free sanitary pads to schoolgirls is a momentous step for gender equality. Girls supported by Plan International supported have been at the forefront of the campaign for free sanitary provisions. 

Mother receives sack of seeds from Plan International

Famine over but South Sudan still in crisis

22 June 2017

A UN-backed food security report released yesterday (21 June) announced that South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine. However, 6 million people are still suffering from the conditions of the food crisis. 

Girl on her way to school in Nigeria

Lake Chad Crisis: Generation of children missing out on education

23 May 2017

An entire generation of children is missing out on an education in Boko Haram-affected Nigeria, warns Plan International. 

Plan International and the Asian Development Bank announce new partnership

19 March 2017

The partnership between Plan International and the Asian Development Bank will focus on the investment of young people as drivers of economic and social development, and as contributors to poverty reduction.


Plan International is providing aid to the areas worst affected by Typhoon Haima

Typhoon Haima: Plan International launches emergency response

20 October 2016

Emergency response teams have deployed to the worst affected areas of the Philippines to assess the urgent needs of children and communities and provide aid.

Typhoon Haima: Second, stronger storm threatens Philippines this week

18 October 2016

Dennis O’Brien, Plan International Philippines Country Director said: “As Typhoon Haima continues to gain in strength and has the potential to become a super Typhoon, Plan International is closely monitoring its path and is preparing to respond with humanitarian assistance, if needed.”

Plan International Prepared to Respond as Typhoon Meranti Nears China

14 September 2016

As super typhoon Meranti approaches the coast of China, Plan International is prepared to assist the emergency response if international assistance is requested.