A visual impairment didn’t detract nine-year-old Anisa from her mission: to protect her rural community in Western Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands from COVID-19.
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.
We often share stories of the amazing work your generous support, through sponsorship, makes possible, but what does it look like when a community progresses so much that our programs can carry on without Plan International's presence?