Emergencies

BEIRUT EXPLOSION AFTERMATH: OUR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

Staff Writer | Aug 31, 2021

The Beirut explosion on August 4, 2020, devastated a city that was already experiencing tremendous socioeconomic challenges. Hundreds of thousands of people were affected as homes, businesses, schools and lives were damaged or lost. Read more »

THE VENEZUELAN HUMANITARIAN CRISIS: EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRL REFUGEES IS CRITICAL

Staff Writer | Jun 20, 2021

Amid the ongoing global pandemic, the forced migration of Venezuelan refugees and migrants continues to result in unprecedented needs across the Latin America and Caribbean region. Read more »

The Beirut explosion: what is happening in Lebanon now? 

Plan Staff | Feb 22, 2021

See what is happening in Lebanon and learn how donors helped with the emergency response in Beirut after an explosion that shook the country.  Read more »

How digital classrooms are helping Syrian refugee children learn

| Jan 11, 2021

Syrian refugee children are accessing education during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to innovative digital solutions made possible by Canadian support. Read more »

World Refugee Day: How is COVID-19 impacting refugee girls and women?

Based on our research, COVID-19 is having a significant impact on refugee girls and women – on their health, safety, education and livelihoods. Read more »

Bidding Canadians thanks from Bidi Bidi refugee settlement

Plan Staff

In late 2019 we called on Canadians to support education and relief efforts in Bidi Bidi, Uganda – one of the world’s largest refugee settlements. Read more »

Period poverty and COVID-19: How the pandemic is impacting access to menstrual products

Period poverty is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. See how we're working to alleviate this reality and ensure access to menstrual health supplies Read more »

Helping others during a pandemic: Meet 3 inspirational youth making a difference

From stopping child marriages to sewing face masks, meet 3 inspiring and empowered youth who are making a difference by helping others during this pandemic. Read more »

COVID-19 school closures: The importance of education is more than curriculum

Guest blogger

With almost 90% of students out of school globally due to COVID-19, our emergencies expert highlights why children still need education - even in crisis. Read more »

Coronavirus in Africa: how the pandemic will exacerbate humanitarian crises

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa grow, see how we are responding to prevent the spread and support those already impacted by humanitarian crisis. Read more »

COVID-19 School Closures Impact Nearly 743 Million Girls

Significant gains have been made in girls' education around the world, but the COVID-19 pandemic is putting them at risk. Read more »

8 tips for talking to children about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Talking to children about coronavirus is crucial. Based on our expertise as a child rights organization, we're providing 8 tips to ensure children feel safe. Read more »