Population: 1.35 billion;
Rural population without sanitation: 36%;
People living in poverty: 128 million;
Annual mortality rate (0-5 years): 249,000.
Plan has been working in China since 1995 helping children to access their rights to health, education, livelihoods and protection.
Plan China strives to work with children, especially the most marginalised children, their families and their communities, to improve living standards and promote children’s development.
Programmes address children’s rights, early childhood care and development, child protection, community-based child education, child nutrition, child-friendly schools, and child-centred disaster preparedness.
Plan’s major programme areas are located in Shaanxi Province, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province, where 168,000 children have directly benefited from our programmes, with invested RMB 542 million in China until June 2013.