COVID-19 is the single greatest threat to children’s rights and equality for girls, in both its scale and its severity. That's why every single one of Plan International’s programs is pivoting and adapting to meet the needs of the communities we work with at this time. So what does this mean for your sponsor child? Learn how we're continuing to support your sponsored child and their community through this global health emergency.
Our latest report, Living Under Lockdown: Girls and COVID-19 is a review of evidence into how emergencies and humanitarian crises affect girls differently and includes interviews with girls specifically impacted by COVID-19.
In a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on life as we know it, across the globe. It’s been named the worst health crisis of a generation and caused more deaths than the entire Ebola epidemic. But in reflecting on Plan International’s 2014 Ebola response in West Africa, we can uncover insights and lessons, to ensure we’re responding to this global crisis in the most effective way we can.
In 2019, we were able to reach more than 40 million children with our work in communities around the globe. What we do wouldn't be possible without the generosity and collective action of our supporters, and to say thank you, we wanted to show you the incredible impact you made over the course of a year.
Girls often go unseen and unheard in times of crisis and everyday inequalities are made worse. In honour of #WorldRefugeeDay we’re amplifying the voices of girls living in crisis settings and sharing their stories.
The fourth instalment in the series,' Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Voices from Beirut' is a joint report by Plan International and Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security research centre, focussing on adolescent girls who are refugees in a city, particularly in the context of Lebanon.
Together as a global community, we have made incredible inroads to end extreme poverty and inequality by acknowledging that it’s our global responsibility. Climate change, which is inherently biased against those who are already impacted by inequality, is undoing that.
Disasters disproportionately affect those who are already held back by society and when they strike girls are often overlooked, and critically so.
In Melbourne to launch the final instalment of our Adolescent Girls in Crisis series, Plan International's Global CEO, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen spoke of the importance of listening to girls caught up in crises situations, in an opinion piece published by ABC online.
The Lake Chad Crisis is one of the world’s most severe humanitarian emergencies. We spoke to adolescent girls living through it.
Over half those who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar are children.
More than half a million Rohingya people have fled Myanmar during the last few months. Among them, there are thousands of pregnant women.
We've highlighted five negative attitudes towards the food crisis in East Africa and how you can help correct the record.
This World Refugee Day we're addressing the importance of birth registration for displaced children.
Plan International Australia is teaming up to quickly respond to disasters in 88 countries
Storytelling has always been an important part of Ethiopian culture, but refugee life has a way of threatening even the most entrenched traditions.
The majority of those affected by humanitarian emergencies are children.
Being a teenage girl is tough. Being a teenage girl refugee is infinitely tougher.
It's been six months since the worst cyclone in Fiji's history. Our Humanitarian Advisor, Evan Davies reports on how disaster preparedness can save lives when disaster strikes.
Aid workers at Plan International Australia have shared their defining moments from the field to mark World Humanitarian Day (August 19).
For those that survived, loss, stigma and ill-health mean recovery will be a long journey.
Beauty, an orphan, lives with her grandmother and three younger siblings. There is no food at home. Each day, Beauty wakes at 4 am to fetch water and pound dry corn with a stick before setting off on the 18 kilometre walk to school.
Food and water distributions are helping communities survive despite El Niño fueled droughts but long-term needs remain, writes Plan International’s Jonathan Mitchell.
The Ecuador earthquake has claimed the lives of over 650 people and injured over 16,600. According to the UN, over 280 schools have been damaged, leaving 120,000 children without access to education.
After months of planning, the first deaf school in Nepal’s Dolakha district was built. Three weeks later the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck, devastating the country.
The effects of El Niño have devastated parts of Africa, with severe drought causing widespread food shortages and destroying livelihoods.
Escalating political violence in the East African nation of Burundi is fueling a refugee crisis in neighbouring countries. As hundreds of thousands of people flee, resources are being pushed to breaking point.
Plan International is responding to the devastating Myanmar floods currently impacting thousands of children and their families. Of serious concern is the water contamination in some areas. You can help Myanmar today.
One million schools were destroyed in the Nepal quake. Yet one per cent of funding globally is spent on education in disasters.