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With over 1 million refugees from South Sudan now in Uganda, Plan International is calling for increased support from the international community to meet children’s needs.
Last month the number of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Uganda exceeded 1 million for the first time. With thousands more arriving each day, Plan International is calling for increased support and awareness from the international community to ensure children’s needs are met.
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.
In emergencies, children are at greater risk of abuse, neglect, violence, exploitation and toxic stress. Early childhood development in emergencies programmes can support children's resilience through multisectoral interventions such as learning and stimulation through play and access to food and healthcare.
Director of Programmes, Plan International Headquarters
Food and water distributions are helping communities survive despite El Niño-caused droughts but long-term needs remain, blogs Plan International’s Jonathan Mitchell.
Rainfall is long overdue in Ethiopia.
Travelling to Lalibella in the Amhara Region, the land is bone dry and the region is in the midst of a drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon.
EL NIÑO WEATHER PHENOMENON
Plan International is responding to the needs of children as the impacts of the weather phenomenon El Niño worsen. In the Horn of Africa, where the impact is severe, it’s not just food that’s running out - it’s time.
Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, are expected to be worst affected, leaving children at risk of death, malnutrition, trauma and emotional distress.
Informe sobre la situación de las niñas en el mundo 'Opciones reales, vidas reales'
Informe sobre la situación de las niñas en el mundo 'Opciones reales, vidas reales' El estudio 'Opciones reales, vidas reales' elaborado por PLAN Internacional en el contexto de la campaña Por Ser Niña sigue la vida de 142 niñas de 9 países en vías de desarrollo y analiza la situación de las niñas en el mundo.
Son 142 niñas de El Salvador, República Dominicana, Brasil, Benín, Togo, Uganda, Camboya, Filipinas y Vietnam.
Around 33 million people in the world are currently living with HIV and AIDS, and each year 2.7 million more become infected – including an estimated 370,000 children.
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.
Plan has launched an emergency appeal for US$720,000 to help ease food shortages in East Africa, as the region faces its worst drought in almost a decade.
Experts say the livelihood and survival of 28,000,000 people in parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda, is being threatened by the lack of rain and failing crops.
One of the worst-affected areas is the north east of Kenya where 3 years without rain has left the scorched landscape littered with the carcasses of dead livestock.
Plan has launched a short-term emergency appeal for nearly USD $750,000 to help fend off the effects of a looming drought-induced food deficit in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia as the east African region faces its worst drought in more than a decade.
Experts say about 28 million people, mostly children, in the region are facing severe food shortages because of lack of rain.
Masai elders say the current drought is the worst they've seen since 1961. The country is now experiencing the fourth consecutive failed rainy season in a row.
A Plan-supported primary school in Uganda is sheltering hundreds of children who fled across the border to escape violent political unrest in Kenya.
More than 1,300 people have taken refuge in St Jude's primary in Malaba in Uganda's Tororo district and up to 80 more are arriving each day as violence continues in the aftermath of last month's disputed Kenyan election.
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.