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 is responding to the Zika virus in several communities in the Americas as concerns grow over its “explosive” spread.
Urgent international support can prevent the intensifying El Niño-induced drought in Ethiopia from turning into a humanitarian crisis, says Plan International.
As Liberia is declared Ebola free for the third time, Plan International urges caution to ensure that no new cases re-emerge.
Typhoon Melor continues to cause damage in the western Philippines. After making landfall a total of 5 times on 14 December, the storm passed over the Central Philippines causing widespread damage. The storm is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Friday.
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.
Child rights organisation Plan International welcomes many aspects of the Paris Agreement, signed in Paris by the governments of 195 countries, but warns concerns remain over finance for adaptation and the importance of human rights in the response to climate change.
Two years after the most powerful storm to ever make landfall slammed into the Philippines, the education needs of children living in areas devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan are still not being met, warns Plan International.
Plan International is ready to respond after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan, with tremors felt widely in Pakistan and India.