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Rebuilding Nepal Starts with Children and Communities

by Nigel Chapman

Plan International CEO Nigel Chapman recently visited Nepal, emphasizing that we must pay most attention to children and families.

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The Nepal Earthquake: A View From Above

by Dualta Roughneen

A journey by helicopter made it clear that there is an imperative need to help communities in Nepal rebuild. As Plan moves forward with its response, shelter must be an immediate priority. Health centers have been damaged and temporary health posts must be established. Prior to seeing the vast devastation, I thought most well-constructed buildings would have held up under the circumstances, but that is simply not the case.

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Nepal Earthquake: These Children are Survivors, Not Victims

by Mark Pierce

When you can talk to the children in Nepal, listen to what they have to say, hear about their experiences and their hopes for the future, you soon see that they are indeed survivors, fighters, champions – not victims.

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The Day My Whole World Changed

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A Plan International sponsored child recounts her day on April 25, 2015, when her home was destroyed by a devastating earthquake.

 

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From the Ground in Nepal: I Cannot Imagine the Trauma for Young Children

by Corrie Kramer

The following is a first-hand account from Plan International USA Senior Program Associate for Resilience Corrie Kramer, who was traveling in Pokhara, Nepal when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country on April 25.

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Ebola - A Year Less Ordinary

by Damien Queally

When the Ebola outbreak was declared 12 months ago, no one really knew what a change this epidemic would bring about to the lives of people not only in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, but globally as people struggled to understand the disease, its transmission, the risks, the devastation, and the emotion.

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Playing Mind Games: Cyclone Pam Reminds Us Why Emotional Care is Important

by Dr. Unni Krishnan

If you want to respond to and recover from a disaster and its impact on the mind, be prepared, play hard, and plan for the future.

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Lessons From Haiyan: 5 Steps to Improve Accountability to Beneficiaries

by Alex Jacobs

Plan International Director of Program Quality Alex Jacobs recently spent a fascinating morning at the launch of a special edition of Humanitarian Exchange on the Typhoon Haiyan response in the Philippines, where they discussed how aid agencies can be more accountable to the people they serve.

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Post-Ebola: What Does the Recovery Look Like?

by Tessie San Martin

The third and final blog 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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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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