Help Children in Crisis


You are the key to our speed and efficiency no matter the emergency, or place in the world. Disasters happen, and we are committed to responding fast when they do. Whether an earthquake has struck in Nepal, or Ebola is threatening the lives of children in Sierra Leone, we are ready, willing and able to be there. But we need your help.

What makes Plan International's emergency response different? We provide fast relief to survivors, but we also stay with them on the road to recovery. This is our response, recovery and reconstruction process:

Response (0–3 months)

Our immediate response usually happens within 24 hours, when we meet people's urgent needs like providing food, water, shelter and hygiene kits.

Recovery (2–12 months)

We help families to make a living again to strengthen their economic security, and to ensure children can continue their education and remain safe from harm.

Reconstruction (9–36 months)

We continue to focus on children's physical, psychosocial and educational wellbeing. We also help communities prepare for future crises.

Make a one off donation

A one-off donation can help children survive immediately after a disaster strikes. It will help provide survival kits and shelter.

Be there for the journey

From as little as $15 a month, your ongoing support means children and their families receive fast relief, and the support they need for the long term.

Children in emergencies need you



When Ebola tore through the West African region, we could act fast and stay to help children recover.

In 2014, the streets of Sierra Leone were filled with buckets for hand washing, information posters plastered on buildings and people talking about the disease ravaging their country: Ebola. One of the most devastating effects of the Ebola crisis was the thousands of children who became orphans after losing their parents to the disease. Thanks to supporters of Children in Crisis, Plan International was able to work in the West African region to stop Ebola. We also delivered life-saving essentials to children who had lost their parents like sixteen-year-old Patricia. “I am happy I have received food and clothes from Plan International – I am glad we have been remembered," she says.