With humanitarian crises becoming more frequent and their impact more devastating, children need support now more than ever. With 13 million children being deprived of education, we must act now to keep more children impacted by crises and disasters safe and in school.
For girls affected by conflict or disaster, their life chances are likely to be among the worst in the world. If girls don’t return to education after an emergency, they are more likely to have a future that includes early or forced marriage, exploitation and abuse.
Your donation today has the power to help keep children – especially girls – safe in the wake of disaster. You can support them to continue learning following a crisis, so that they can heal, recover and restart their education. We must act now. Will you donate today?
Your donation today
COULD KEEP CHILDREN SAFE AND KEEP THEM LEARNING IN THE WAKE OF A DISASTER
Keep children in education
The war in Ukraine created the largest refugee crisis Europe has seen since the Second World War. Getting children back into school after they have been displaced by war is essential to protect their health, safety and wellbeing.
“Education provides a safe environment where children and young people can continue to develop knowledge and skills, socialise with others and access other critical support services such as school meals and healthcare.” Emilia Sorrentino, Education in Emergencies Specialist, tells us.
By supporting our work today, you could help Plan International provide backpacks filled with pens, notebooks and coloured pencils, giving children essential kit, to thrive in a new school and a new community.
A safe place to learn
When children are displaced by fighting, they can struggle to access education in their new home. This was the case for 14-year-old Zalissa and the 128 pupils who fled conflict in Burkina Faso, only to find their new school did not have the facilities to cope with the influx of new students. She dropped out of school and stayed at home to help her mother.
“Insecurity forced me to drop out of school before. Now, I’m afraid the teachers or the students might be attacked”, Zalissa tells us.
She is now back in education and goes to a school that was recently refurbished by Plan International. She loves history and wants to be a doctor when she grows up.