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News and Features

Read the latest news from Plan's world, including updates on emergencies and our disaster relief work, campaigning and advocacy successes in child rights, fundraising activities and UK events.
  • Fighting for girls’ rights in CAR refugee camps
    Refugees from the Central African Republic face many challenges. Life is particularly difficult for girls, many of whom continue to be denied their rights to education.
    News - 31.03.15
  • More than 500 FGM cases identified in February
    More than 500 cases of FGM were newly identified in February 2015, according to latest figures.
    News - 30.03.15
  • Remember the real Cinderellas
    As people flock to the cinemas to see Disney’s Cinderella, watch our video and take a moment to remember the real Cinderellas – the young girls who are forced to work as unpaid domestic servants around the world.
    News - 27.03.15
  • Plan joins forces with theatre company to fight FGM
    An innovative young theatre company is teaming up with Plan UK to bring the issue of Female Genital Mutilation to audiences across the country.
    News - 27.03.15
  • Plan responds to Cyclone Pam
    Plan, led by Plan in Australia, is responding to the impact of tropical Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu on the evening of 13 March.
    News - 24.03.15
  • Thousands helped to cope with disasters in Myanmar
    A new project to help hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Myanmar cope with disasters and extreme weather has been launched.
    News - 24.03.15
  • New support for youth campaigning around the world
    An international youth campaigning network founded at last year’s Girl Summit is set to continue its work for girls’ rights around the world.
    News - 23.03.15
  • World TB Day: Rani and Sashi's story
    Today is World TB Day, an event to raise awareness of the global epidemic of tuberculosis. Read about the story of Rani and Sashi and what Plan is doing to help stop the spread of the disease.
    News - 23.03.15
  • World Water Day: Empowering communities
    Access to clean water can transform the lives of the world's poorest people. That's why our water, sanitation and health programmes are one of Plan's top priorities.
    News - 20.03.15
  • Ebola update: One year on and what needs to happen next
    It’s one year since the Ebola outbreak officially began and the crisis is far from over. The spread of the disease has slowed but not stopped, and the long-term effects of the outbreak are devastating. This is what Plan believes needs to happen next.
    News - 19.03.15
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