Children have faced many challenges in 2014 through conflict, disasters and other factors. Thanks to our supporters, Plan has been at the forefront of the response, protecting children’s rights and saving lives.
We responded to emergencies like the Ebola crisis, while still helping communities to rebuild following past disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Our Because I am a Girl campaign focused on girls’ and women’s rights, particularly issues such as female genital mutilation and child marriage. All the while, our programmes continued to improve education, livelihood, health and sanitation in 50 countries, helping some of the world’s poorest children move themselves from a life of poverty to a future of opportunity.