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15 Mar 2017 description
report Plan International

Twenty-million people, including millions of children, across South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are in urgent need of food as the East Africa food crisis worsens.

We are calling on the international community to take immediate and urgent action to help the millions of girls and boys at risk of starvation in East Africa in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since 1945.

27 Aug 2015 description

COORDINATION

Coordination of the child protection (CP) response to Sudanese refugees in South Sudan has been mainly driven by the field. In Gambella, there is a child protection working group (CPWG), and two specific groups on information management and case management. At the camp level, there is a weekly working group which covers CP as well as Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) participates in the CP working group and in the camp level coordination meetings.

24 Aug 2012 description
report Plan International

Urgent support is needed to protect and feed thousands of children and assist them return to school in the flood-induced humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

Thousands of villages in Kassala and White Nile states had been destroyed by exceptionally heavy rains and flash floods in Sudan rendering more than 500,000 people homeless, unable to access food, water, electricity, and health services.

31 Jan 2012 description
Policy brief: Re-shaping policy and institutions for integrating climate and disaster resilience

Changing climate, changing disasters: pathways to integration (and accompanying policy brief) is an essential step-by-step guide for more joined-up thinking and action in disaster risk management, especially for sudden and slow-onset disasters exacerbated by climate change. It supports disaster risk practitioners to:

  • connect with colleagues in development and climate change adaptation by creating a shared ‘language’ of resilience

  • assess existing (or develop new) organisations, policies or programmes and build partner networks to fill capacity gaps

06 Jul 2011 description
report Plan International

6 July 2011: Plan is investing more than US$56,000,000 over the next 5 years to help children recover from decades of conflict in South Sudan – the world’s newest state.

The funds will support vital peace-building initiatives and help improve access to education for thousands of children and youths.

New nation South Sudan officially becomes an independent state on 9 July, after more than 98% of the population voted for independence in January’s referendum.

27 Jun 2011 description
report Plan International

27/06/11

‘UK government must act now to end child marriage’ - charity

ONE girl is married off every three-and-a-half seconds worldwide, a new report reveals.

They face early pregnancy, being pulled out of school and serious health complications including HIV.

The Breaking Vows study by charity Plan UK states ten million under-18s marry every year – one in seven under-15s in the world’s poorest countries.

While acknowledging Britain’s role in tackling early and forced marriage internationally, Plan is calling on the UK government to do more.

03 Mar 2011 description
report Plan International

3 March 2011: Thousands of children and their families who have returned to Africa's newest state, South Sudan, are in desperate need of aid.

"Returnees are in real need now. Thousands of people are crossing into South Sudan every week with little else except their belongings on their backs. They are in dire need of food, clean water and shelter," says Plan's country director Fikru Abebe.

Plan will distribute food and shelter kits to over 100,000 people, along with seeds such as maize to communities who are hosting the returnees.

25 Jan 2011 description
report Plan International

Rohan Kent, Disaster Risk Management officer with Plan, talks to some of the estimated 150,000 returnees who have arrived back in Southern Sudan in just one month.

"...Will I be able to go to school?" a little girl enquires, interjecting sharply in Arabic.

I turned my full attention to the voice that belonged to 10 year old Awvoi, who along with her five family members have recently arrived in Jonglei State, South Sudan from Khartoum.

10 Jan 2011 description
report Plan International

Plan Australia's Rohan Kent reports from Southern Sudan, where polls opened on January 9th for voting in Southern Sudan's historic referendum to determine whether the region will become an independent nation or continue to be part of the larger Sudan.

Five hours is a long time for little legs to be standing up, especially as during the last three, the mercury has been steadily climbing into the high thirties.

14 Dec 2010 description
report Plan International

(Extract)

Statement from the Chair

Plan entered the 2010 financial year with cautious optimism, having weathered the worst of the financial crisis. I am very happy to report that the measures we have since put in place, and the continuing efforts and commitment of our fundraising teams, programme advisors and highly dedicated staff, have all contributed to a 14 per cent rise in income to over €534 million.

12 Aug 2010 description
report Plan International

Plan teams are on the ground providing vital aid and support to thousands of children and their families struggling to cope with floods across several African countries - including Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau and Sudan.

Burkina Faso has been hardest hit with more than 87,000 people affected and 15 dead.

18 Aug 2009 description
report Plan International

Plan continues to provide emergency humanitarian support in Darfur in the form of water, sanitation and hygiene to thousands of displaced children and families seeking refuge in camps.

Sudan, the largest country in Africa, has been at war for nearly 50 years.

12 Mar 2009 description
report Plan International

Plan has launched an emergency appeal to help thousands of people who have fled their homes as a result of fresh fighting that has broken out in Darfur, Sudan.

The sudden influx of tens of thousands of people into the already overstretched ZamZam camp near El Fasher is placing considerable strain on resources - including drinking water, health care, education and sanitation.

Plan has been working in 3 camps in El Fasher since 2005, providing humanitarian assistance to a population of 160,000 people.

06 Mar 2009 description
report Plan International

Plan continues to help children and families in Darfur as millions are endangered by renewed fighting and a possible reduction in humanitarian aid.

As tens of thousands of people flock into already over-stretched camps in Darfur after fresh fighting, the possible explusion of a number of aid agencies (Plan is not among these) by the Sudanese government bodes disastrous for millions.

05 Mar 2009 description
report Plan International

Today, the Sudanese government revoked the registration of 10 humanitarian organizations after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al- Bashir.

Plan is not among the 10, and continues to provide humanitarian assistance to more than 160,000 internally displaced people living in three camps.

You can make an online contribution to help with this vital work.

Escalating violence

In the past two weeks alone as fighting has escalated in the South, more than 23,000 people have moved into one of the camps where Plan is working, making the …

04 Apr 2008 description
report Plan International

What's a little bit of water, right?

But when a little rain, which is often initially welcomed, comes day after day and week after week - the water does become a problem. It drowns and rots the crops, kills livestock, causes rivers to overflow, causes landslides (that then destroy homes and communities), and increases the risk of diseases like malaria, dysentery and dengue fever.

In the last year, tens of millions of children and families have been directly affected by flooding - hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes.

17 Oct 2007 description
report Plan International

Plan International today welcomed the United Nations' Machel Review report which warns that more needs to be done to protect children in conflict situations.

Tom Miller, chief executive of Plan International, the leading children's NGO, said:

"The reality is that 10 years after Graca Machel's first report, child protection in areas affected by conflict is still not a high enough priority.

18 Jul 2007 description
report Plan International

Plan is providing vital help to children and their families hit by flooding in North Sudan.

Heavy rains and the River Gash bursting its banks have affected four of the areas in which Plan works in the region: Kassala, Edweim/Alaga, Guli and North Kordofan.

Several Plan communities are currently inaccessible owing to waterlogged roads. This is hindering relief efforts and our day-to-day work.

Houses washed away

Plan staff are currently on the ground assessing the situation with affected community members.

08 Mar 2007 description
report Plan International

Plan is stepping up its operations in the conflict ridden Darfur region of Sudan.

Speaking on his return from the region, Plan Chief Executive Officer Tom Miller said: "Our commitment to Darfur is taken in full awareness of the dynamic and fluid environment.