Putting children at the heart of the World Humanitarian Summit
The first World Humanitarian Summit, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2016, will bring together governments, humanitarian organisations, and people affected by humanitarian crises to propose solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. In the months leading up to the Summit, ensuring that children’s voices are heard in these discussions is a key priority for Plan International.
Together with partners, Plan International has developed a report that draws from consultations conducted with over 6,000 children. Children expressed what was most important to them before, during and after an emergency, and the report stresses the importance of involving children in any humanitarian response.