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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.

Girls outside an earthquake-damaged school in Nepal

Nepal Earthquake: Urgent Need to Rebuild Schools

19 April 2016

One year after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, the construction and repair of thousands of damaged and destroyed classrooms is crucial to the country's recovery, warns Plan International.

Damage caused by the earthquake in Santa Elena, Ecuador

Plan International ready to respond to Ecuador quake

17 April 2016

Plan International is part of national disaster response efforts in Ecuador following Saturday's massive earthquake and is ready to support children and their families.

Girls together, from Honduras

UN and Plan International in global action for girls

7 April 2016

Plan International and UN Women are partnering to help girls and young women across the world to increase their political voice, better realise their human rights and develop their skills and economic potential.

Indonesia Quake: Plan International closely monitoring situation

2 March 2016

Following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of West Sumatra Island in Indonesia, Plan International is closely monitoring the situation and will be prepared to respond, if needed.

The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes

WHO declaration a major step in tackling Zika

1 February 2016

As the number of cases of the Zika virus continues to rise in Latin America and the Caribbean, Plan International sees the World Health Organisation's declaration of a global emergency as an important step in tackling the outbreak.

Plan International has worked on projects breeding fish to eat mosquito larvae and eliminate dengue fever, spread by the same mosquito as the Zika virus, in El Salvador.

Plan International responding to Zika virus as outbreak spreads 'explosively'

28 January 2016

Plan International is responding to the Zika virus in several communities in the Americas as concerns grow over its “explosive” spread.

El Nino, Ethiopia

Urgent action can stop El Niño becoming a crisis in Ethiopia

27 January 2016

Urgent international support can prevent the intensifying El Niño-induced drought in Ethiopia from turning into a humanitarian crisis, says Plan International.

Children left orphaned by Ebola in Liberia

Caution urged as Liberia declared Ebola-free

14 January 2016

As Liberia is declared Ebola free for the third time, Plan International urges caution to ensure that no new cases re-emerge.