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In the unlikely event that we raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent for this appeal, any additional funds will go wherever the need is greatest.
Girls and women make up 70% of the 930 million people experiencing hunger around the world. Hunger has a greater impact on girls than boys: when food is scarce, girls often eat less and eat last. They may be taken out of school and forced into child marriage if their families can’t afford to put food on the table.
We’re particularly concerned about the rapidly deteriorating situation in South Sudan, where at least 7.2 million people are predicted to face acute food shortages this year. The coronavirus pandemic has struck at the worst time. Plan International is on the ground in many of the countries bearing the brunt of this crisis.
We're rapidly scaling up programmes including food distributions, child protection, cash and voucher assistance and school meal programmes. But we need your support urgently, so that we can reach even more girls and their families facing life threatening food shortages. Please donate today.
A Crisis on a crisis
For families in South Sudan, the situation is rapidly deteriorating. Approximately 60% of the population are predicted to face acute food shortages this year. This includes 1.4 million children under the age of five and almost 500,000 women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Without urgent action, there’s a real risk that we’ll see devastating levels of hunger and possibly famine. It’s critical that government and humanitarian agencies urgently scale up operations to bring food, nutrition, clean water and health services to communities throughout South Sudan.
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Committed to Child Sponsorship
Our child sponsorship programme is more important than ever right now. We urgently need more sponsors to help fund projects that will enable children to reach their potential, during the pandemic and into the future.
To find out more about becoming a sponsor visit our child sponsorship page >
As we continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure sponsors of the steps we’re taking to protect the children and communities we work with against the risks of the disease and the long-term impacts that threaten children’s futures.
If you’re already one of our amazing sponsors, our coronavirus FAQs for sponsors can be found here >