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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. 

China Floods: Plan International launches emergency response

12 July 2016

More than 26.8 million people have been affected following a week of heavy rainfall, which led to widespread flooding across southern China. Plan International China traveled to two of the worst affected provinces, to assess the situation, and identify major needs of children and communities.

Anil Kapoor and Bhagyashri Dengle of Plan India with children from the Mumbai slums

Slumdog's Anil Kapoor turns spotlight on child labour

10 June 2016

Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor will front a new campaign that brings much needed attention to child labour in India.

Awareness raising session on FGM

Female genital mutilation is still killing girls in Egypt

2 June 2016

Plan International expresses deep shock and sorrow over the tragic death of 17-year-old Mayar, who died while undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) in Egypt on 29 May.

Plan International preparing to respond to Cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh

22 May 2016

Following the impact of Cyclone Roanu, which triggered landslides and heavy flooding across coastal areas of Bangladesh, Plan International is currently on the ground and preparing to support children and their families affected by the disaster.

Plan International is distributing aid to thousands of families affected by the earthquake one month ago.

One month after Ecuador earthquake, girls must remain a priority

16 May 2016

One month after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc in parts of Ecuador, Plan International is calling for greater action to protect the more than 250.000 girls, boys and teenagers who have been affected by the disaster, particularly girls and teenage women.

Girl walks past ruined building on her journey to school in Dolakha district

Protections Needed for Children in Nepal

25 April 2016

One year after the April earthquake, Plan International is calling on the international community, governments, and donors to take immediate action to institute key protections for children from exploitation, child labour, and trafficking, while also meeting urgent health, educational, and counselling needs.