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.
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.”
As super typhoon Meranti approaches the coast of China, Plan International is prepared to assist the emergency response if international assistance is requested.
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.
Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor will front a new campaign that brings much needed attention to child labour in India.
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.
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.
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.
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.