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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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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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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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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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Children Dying and Surviving Alone in Liberia

by Henry Garneo

A youth blogger from Liberia describes the devastating effects Ebola is having on his community.

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Combating Ebola and Fighting For Education

by Beyan Flomo Pewee

My name is Amb.Beyan Flomo Pewee. I was born in the slums of Konyamah, Guinea in 1996 during the Liberian Civil War. My story is complex, as has been my life. I always believe that if one reflects on the past, one can feel hardship and pain, or one can discover lessons and hidden strengths. My life has been hard, but it has allowed me to overcome situations and be the voice for my friends, and many brothers and sisters across Liberia and West Africa.

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The Children of Syria - A Generation at Risk

by Arjimand Hussain

Vulnerable Syrian refugee children in Egypt live a life of misery, despair, and challenging school conditions. Plan International is trying to make quality education possible for some of them and improve their lives.

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Postcards from the Philippines: From Vulnerability to Resiliency

by Tessie San Martin

Today marks six months since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. As I referenced in yesterday's post, we are moving out of relief mode and into recovery. I’d like to share with you some specific examples of projects now underway and plans to help the people of the Philippines move forward and toward resiliency.

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