This exciting edition of OPENPlan brings to you recent, high-quality research studies from offices across Plan International, all of which contribute to the evidence base under the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.
The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the refugees and the international community that repatriation will only happen when it is safe, voluntary and dignified. We call on both governments to stand by their commitments.
This document outlines the Research and Evaluation Agenda 2018-2022 (hereafter the Agenda) for Plan International.
Under the umbrella of Plan International’s Global Strategy 2017-2022, including the Global Theory of Change, the Areas of Global Distinctiveness (AoGDs) and the Global Advocacy Priorities, it identifies areas to best focus our efforts and resources in generating relevant evidence that will fill sectoral knowledge gaps and enhance our influencing and programming.
Plan International is urgently calling for the needs of the thousands of children displaced from Honduras to be prioritised, with particular attention given to the needs of girls.
In the past 10 days, a group of 7,233 Hondurans left their country to travel through Guatemala and Mexico to the United States, including 2,377 girls and boys, according to official sources. This brings the total number of Honduran migrants who have left this year to 14,000.
In the course of this ground-breaking research, thousands of girls and young women have shared their stories of harassment and violence for the first time, providing a never-before seen glimpse of what they experience in their cities and the impact this has on their lives.
The Lake Chad Basin Crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world and continues to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lac Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger. Around 17 Million people live in the affected areas across the four countries. More than 2.4 million people remain displaced.
The Myanmar Consortium for Community Resilience (MCCR), comprised of four INGOs and two UN partners have launched an 18-month project aimed at reducing the human, social, economic, and environmental losses in coastal and urban areas resulting from disasters in Myanmar. The European Unionfunded consortium has been supporting disaster risk reduction and resilience-building initiatives with coastal and urban communities in high-risk areas of Myanmar since 2012.
Introduction to this guide
La evaluación de Seguridad Alimentaria se desarrolló del 14 de agosto al 15 de septiembre del 2018, en 8.631hogares de 612 centros poblados en 26 municipios de 8 departamentos del corredor seco; teniendo por objetivo principal determinar las pérdidas agrícolas, la situación de Seguridad Alimentaria y la capacidad de respuesta de las instituciones de gobierno ante las necesidades de los hogares dedicados a actividades agrícolas afectados por la falta de lluvias.
Plan International’s emergency response team are reporting scenes of widespread devastation in Sulawesi with locals fearing another tsunami as aftershocks continue.
Plan International’s emergency response team is on the ground in Palu and Donggala to carry out a rapid needs assessment as part of the coordinated response to the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami.
Sexual harassment is the number-one safety risk facing girls and young women across the world, according to a survey of global experts in 22 cities released today. The survey is the first of its kind to examine the safety risks facing girls and young women in so many different cities across the world.
Sexual harassment is the number-one safety risk facing girls and young women across the world, according to a survey of global experts in 22 cities released today.
The immediate needs of children affected by the earthquake in Indonesia that has claimed over 800 lives must be prioritised in the response to the disaster.
The needs of children affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Indonesia on Friday 28 September must be prioritised in the response, says child rights and humanitarian organisation Plan International Indonesia Foundation, an Indonesian NGO affiliated with Plan International.
Yangon, 01 October 2018
A better prepared institutions and systems in Myanmar would help the communities to be better prepared and resilient. ECHO is committed to support the preparedness activities and also proud that joined the efforts of Myanmar government in building emergency preparedness through the MCCR Consortium. The head of ECHO Mrs. Clementina CANTONI joined the launch of the Safe hospital project at the Yangon General Hospital this morning.
Summary of findings and recommendations
Adolescent Girls in Crisis is a research project informed by and centred upon the voices and experiences of girls in three of the world’s most troubled and volatile locations: South Sudan, the Lake Chad Basin and the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
The research found that:
Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA
The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.
La crise dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad est l'une des urgences humanitaires les plus graves au monde, ayant déplacé plus de 2,4 millions de personnes, dont la moitié sont des enfants, et laissé plus de 10,7 millions de personnes dans une situation d'aide humanitaire.
La crise s’est déclenchée dans une région en proie à une fragilité chronique, où la pauvreté, le chômage et le manque de perspectives pour les jeunes alimentent l'extrémisme et sont aggravés par la dégradation de l'environnement et les impacts du changement climatique.
La crise qui affecte le bassin du lac Tchad est l’une des situations d’urgence humanitaire les plus graves à l’échelle mondiale : plus de 2,4 millions de personnes, dont la moitié sont des enfants, ont été déplacées. La plupart sont des réfugiés, mais ce nombre comprend également des personnes déplacées dans leur propre pays et des personnes de retour dans leur pays.
Despite the challenges they face, adolescent girls in the Lake Chad basin demonstrate resilience, entrepreneurial skills, a commitment to hard work, a desire to help others, optimism for the future and insightfulness – attributes essential for any society if it hopes to transition towards a peaceful, prosperous and secure future.
With the crisis entering its ninth year and showing no signs of abating despite recent efforts, 10.7 million people continue to be in urgent need of life-saving assistance across north-east Nigeria, far-north Cameroon, Western Chad and south-east Niger. Nearly 2.4 million people are displaced with fresh waves of violence and human rights abuses resulting in thousands arriving into congested sites on a weekly basis.