- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
The first World Humanitarian Summit, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2016, will bring together governments, humanitarian organisations, and people affected by humanitarian crises to propose solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. In the months leading up to the Summit, ensuring that children’s voices are heard in these discussions is a key priority for Plan International.
Local Solutions to Global Problem
“I will even talk to the President!” Suzan told us. "I am a role model for girls in my school.”
Suzan is an 18 year old girl in her last year of school. She was in especially good spirits when we spoke because she just completed her end of year exams.
Armed conflicts are currently raging in more than thirty countries (1). Worldwide, millions of children are growing up with the consequences of war. They are having to watch their houses being burned down, are witnessing or suffering violence, are having to flee and are losing many loved ones and friends. These are all experiences they will never forget.
Through its programmes in eleven countries, War Child is investing in a peaceful future for children who have been affected by war.
Amsterdam - 22 July 2008 - War Child Holland has published a report 'Let pikin bisniss be all men bisniss' on the psychosocial recovery of communities in post-war Sierra Leone. In this report the organisation draws attention to the problems facing children in post-war Sierra Leone, explains how War Child's work is helping to find solutions to these problems, and lists the results achieved through the programme. The results themselves are based on extensive research among 1,200 respondents from six communities. Awareness of children's rights has increased considerably.