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Stopping Ebola: A View From the Trenches

by Tessie San Martin

The second of three blogs written by Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin following her trip to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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No Handshakes in Post-Ebola Liberia

by Tessie San Martin

The first of three blogs written by Plan International USA CEO Tessie San Martin following her trip to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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Surviving the Earthquake, and Moving On in Haiti

by John Jaloner

Five years later in Haiti, the landscape has changed. That is not to say that the then-poorest country in the Western hemisphere, even with a massive investment of donor cash, now looks like Dubai. But, after over three years of relatively stable government, there is a difference.

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Knowing You Have a Voice Capable of Influencing Action

by Kyle .

As a young person who has been significantly impacted by Plan’s youth-centered programming, I found it imperative to participate in events like International Day of the Girl this past October. It’s empowering to know that your opinion is valued and that you have a voice capable of influencing action.

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Remembering the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

by Nigel Chapman

Ten years ago, a disaster of epic proportions devastated several countries in Asia. The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami killed over 230,000 people in a day, while over 45,000 still remain missing.

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Encounters During the Ebola Awareness Campaign

by Plan International USA

Youth are taking action across West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak. Saatah, 16, from Lofa County, Liberia, is among the young Plan volunteers helping affected communities in controlling the spread of the disease.

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Celebrate a Special Day - Giving Tuesday

by Jennifer Trainor

As we gather with family and friends during the holiday season to reflect on the good in our lives, we have the opportunity to do more than give thanks – we can give back.

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Dispelling the Myth: An Evolving Relationship Between NGOs and Private Businesses

by Samuel Worthington

A common misperception regarding NGO-private sector relations is one based on mutual distrust and occasional confrontation; or with the advent of corporate social responsibility funding, one solely based on donor-recipient transactions. With the international development landscape rapidly evolving, some historical and present-day assumptions are simply inaccurate.

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Now the Storm Has Passed

by Nigel Chapman

“Building Back Better” means working with communities in the Philippines on their recovery journey, involving them as partners in the recovery process, providing emotional support and building knowledge, community spirit, and resilience: Things that aren’t seen immediately or on the surface, but can withstand any future challenge – much like the resilience of the Filipino community.

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A Different Type of Trek

by Tessie San Martin

Plan International USA designed the Fighting against Child Trafficking (FACT) project - a three-year initiative aiming to reach 15,000 girls under 18 in 48 villages located in three border districts with India. Nepal and India have an open border, and as in most border regions, this area is a frenzy of economic and commercial activity, with endless lines of vehicles, from rickshaws to huge lorries, moving back and forth across countries.

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Hope in the Time of Ebola?

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Ebola, a deadly viral disease that has no proven cure, continues to kill people at a pace that is unprecedented. The elusive illness spreads fast, several steps ahead of the response. Lessons from Nigeria will help contain the outbreak elsewhere, especially other countries that are on high alert.

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These Sobering Statistics Will Make You Realize Why Girls Need Their Own Day

by Plan International USA

The Huffington Post, in partnership with Plan International USA, recently rolled out a series of statistics explaining why International Day of the Girl, on Oct. 11, was so important.

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