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In an emergency, children are most at risk.

During and after an emergency, every minute of every day puts children at greater risk of violence, sexual exploitation and hunger – and unaccompanied children are even more vulnerable. 

That’s why we need to reach even more children in even less time. In emergencies, like in Ukraine, how fast we respond can determine whether a child in crisis lives or dies.

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How We’re Responding

We’re responding right now by supporting Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Moldova and Romania. Plan International is bringing our years of experience in helping children who have been affected by the horrors of war, right from our origins 85 years ago supporting children suffering from the trauma of a war in Europe. 

But Ukraine is only one of the many crises we’re responding to. Our Disaster Risk Management team works around the world to reach the most vulnerable children in an emergency.

And more and more people need help every year.

According to the U.N., the funding needed for humanitarian aid has doubled in the last four years. They estimate that in 2022 alone, 274 million people will need humanitarian assistance — the highest number in decades.

We won’t stop in our work to protect children and promote girls’ rights to create a safer, fairer, and more equal world for everyone.  

Read More About Our Work Around the World

Plan’s Ukraine Response
Millions of Ukrainians have been driven from their homes. Plan International will be working with local organisations in Poland, Romania and Moldova to keep children and their families fleeing the war safe from harm, providing them with support and services to help. Read more
The Global Hunger Crisis
Plan International is responding to the crisis. In Kenya, hit with drought, we are distributing food parcels to those most in need and supporting school feeding programmes so that children can have at least one nutritious meal at school each day and be encouraged to stay in school, where they are safe and can continue their education. Read more
Keeping Girls Safe During COVID-19
A silent and lethal ‘shadow pandemic’ is currently unfolding across the globe as millions of girls are witnessing the erosion of their sexual and reproductive health and rights under lockdown. Read more
Education in Emergencies: Borno State, Nigeria
Over 10 years of conflict has affected more than 14.8 million people, making the humanitarian disaster in Nigeria one of the worst in the world. Plan is working with the EU to ensure children affected by the conflict get access to safe, inclusive, and quality education. Read more