Emergencies

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

| May 7, 2020

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 | Apr 28, 2020

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

| Apr 23, 2020

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

| Apr 15, 2020

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)

| Apr 3, 2020

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 »

Gender and coronavirus: why women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19

| Mar 30, 2020

Gender norms and expectations play a role in how women are impacted by coronavirus. See 5 reasons why women are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. Read more »

3 ways children are impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)

| Mar 20, 2020

Although children appear less affected by COVID-19 than adults, the coronavirus pandemic can alter their lives. See the 3 ways COVID-19 can impact children. Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to know

| Mar 13, 2020

What is coronavirus and where did it come from? Get the answers and find out what you need to know about the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Read more »

Cyclone Idai: Why a gender lens is necessary

Women and girls face unique barriers in the chaos of emergencies. See how we're using a gender lens to guide our humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai. Read more »

The Indonesia earthquake: On the ground in central Sulawesi

See how Plan International is responding after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Indonesia, leaving millions in need of emergency aid. Read more »

With an education, refugee girls can make their dreams come true

75 million children affected by conflict, disaster and other emergencies are out of school. See why education in crisis needs to become a priority. Read more »

Even in crisis, Rohingya children find joy in unexpected toys

In the face of adversity, Rohingya children are still being playful. They have crafted toys out of discarded items and are finding joy in unexpected ways. Read more »