Emergencies

The Rohingya crisis: on the ground in cox’s bazar

Guest blogger | Oct 20, 2017

Since late August, more than half a million Rohingya people, the majority of them children and women, have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and arrived in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. The new arrivals in Bangladesh have endured immense hardship fleeing [...] Read more »

Making life-saving assistance accessible after the floods

Kavita Dogra | Sep 7, 2017

A devastating monsoon season has taken the lives of over 1,400 people and left thousands in South Asia displaced and in need of immediate assistance. Plan International is on the ground improving access to life-saving materials including food, water, blankets, [...] Read more »

Group of boys smiling in refugee camp

In pictures: Giving refugee children a chance to thrive

Kavita Dogra | Jun 15, 2017

Right now, there are more than 60 million displaced people around the world – half of them are children. Children are most vulnerable in times of crisis because they face possible separation from their families, abuse, neglect, exploitation, trafficking or [...] Read more »

Two girls and boy smile as they plan a seedling in the ground.

Empowering youth to act for the planet

Kavita Dogra | Apr 20, 2017

At Plan International Canada, Earth Day is so much more than an event or a day in the calendar. It marks our commitment to protecting our environment and educating the next generation to do the same. We know that the [...] Read more »

Woman walking with Plan International hygiene kit

Hope for Haiti

Guest blogger | Oct 27, 2016

“Thank you for thinking of us,” shares Rosena, a mother of 4 girls who is currently pregnant with her fifth child. When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on October 4, 2016 it completely destroyed her home, and the homes of her [...] Read more »

Meet Halima: A survivor, mother and inspiration

Lisa | Sep 22, 2016

Halima’s a survivor. Born and raised in Sudan, she survived her country’s civil war in the 90’s, and escaped the ongoing conflict in South Sudan that erupted in December 2013. Now living in a refugee camp in Uganda with her [...] Read more »

Building safer, more resilient communities in Myanmar

Desiree Buitenbos | Aug 15, 2016

When a disaster strikes, preparedness can be the difference between life and death. That’s why Plan International emphasizes disaster risk management training in many of the countries where we work. With the right emergency response skills, countless lives can be [...] Read more »