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