COVID-19 emergency response
We work together to respond to COVID-19.
Plan International’s response has reached millions of people around the world. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy provided resources for interventions in four countries.
What are we doing?
Project one: May – October 2020
Through funding from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Plan International supported our offices in Egypt, Laos and the Philippines in implementing acute emergency response activities. This included prioritizing requests from the ministries of health and other relevant government health authorities to assist in preventing infections in health facilities and reducing the risk of widespread community-level transmission. Plan provided critical assistance to stressed public health systems.
Project two: November 2020 – September 2021
Plan International supported our office in Peru in implementing activities to help bridge the educational digital divide that had been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. This project, funded by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, ensured children’s right to an education in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic by improving teachers’ e-learning support skills and improving students’ and their families’ knowledge of online child protection issues so that virtual learning was safe and effective, especially for girls.
- menstruation kits distributed to girls and young women in Manila, Philippines.
- frontline health workers with access to PPE and disinfection materials in Laos.
- health facilities in Egypt received PPE and disinfection materials.
Your gift to the Humanitarian Response Fund supports Plan's work in the areas of protection, support to the most vulnerable — girls — in conflict, education and safe spaces during emergencies, and resilience for the toughest circumstances.