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Seesaw pumps bring water to Bangladeshi school
Plan Bangladesh harnesses children's energetic use of playground seesaws to supply clean water to primary school.
Sharing the pain of the economic crisis
A letter to the Editor from Plan Ireland's CEO published in the Irish Independent,The Irish Times and The Irish Examiner.
Working to stamp out a cruel and dangerous custom
An Irish Times letter about Plan's efforts to bring about a change in public attitudes to the practice of Female Genital Cutting
'Slumdog Millionaire' actors support for Plan
Stars and crew of "Slumdog Millionaire" support Plan and highlight issues affecting children.
Irish engineers assist Programmes in Guinea Bissau
Engineers from RPS Engineering and Dublin City Council travelled to Guinea Bissau to see how they can help out with Plan programmes
Partners in Learning idea catches on
More Irish Communities want to emulate Mitchelstown's "Partners in Learning" experience
Plan named 'top performer' in global accountability report
Plan has been named one of the top performers in the One World Trust annual global accountability report.
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Plan Ireland Newsletter 2009
Plan Ireland’s Annual Newsletter was published and mailed to all Plan Ireland sponsors and supporters on May 29.
Children in Senegal sing for their rights
Senegalese children spread the word on child rights through music
Comedian Colin Murphy becomes part of it
Colin Murphy, one of Ireland’s favourite comedians, has become a patron of Plan Ireland
Spain and Madrid star, Iker Casillas, visits Plan Mali
Spanish football captain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas enjoyed a kick-around with some very excited children recently during a visit to highlight Plan’s work in Mali.
Floods Hit Thousands in Burkina Faso
Plan is helping children and their families affected by severe floods which have swept across Burkina Faso, killing at least 5 people and leaving 150,000 people homeless.
Plan Ireland on Facebook
September 10th, 2009 - Plan Ireland has entered the world of Facebook. Why not join us and thousands of our supporters? Become a fan on www.facebook.com/planireland and interact with Plan, receive regular updates on news, events, photographs and much, much more. <script type="text/javascript" src="http://static.ak.facebook.com/js/api_lib/v0.4/FeatureLoader.js.php/en_GB"></script><script type="text/javascript">FB.init("5dc753474341bce089091fbe55488da4");</script><fb:fan profile_id="107508902738" stream="1" connections="10" width="300"></fb:fan><div style="font-size:8px; padding-left:10px"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/planireland">Plan Ireland</a> on Facebook</div>
President supports "Because I Am A Girl" campaign
President of Ireland Mary McAleese has s ent a message of support for Plan's "Because I am A Girl" campaign.
'Because I am a Girl' Report Launched
September 22, 2009 - Plan Ireland officially launched the findings of the 2009 'Because I am a Girl' report in Dublin's Buswells' Hotel this morning.
1.9 Million Affected by Philippines Flooding
Philippine authorities are bracing themselves for another storm as the death toll from rain and floods from a weekend typhoon, now bearing down on Vietnam, rose to 246.
Plan announces $2.8 million aid for Indonesia
PLAN has announced a US $2.8 million recovery program for earthquake-ravaged Padang, Indonesia.
€200k Irish Aid grant for relief work in Philippines
Irish Aid, has granted Plan Ireland €200,000 for its response to the plight of victims of the typhoon and flooding in The Philippines.
Good response to Plan Ireland's new TV advert
Response to Plan Ireland's new TV ad has been good.
Plan campaign gives millions access to their rights
 
Plan aids El Salvador hurricane victims
Plan is delivering aid to victims of the recent hurricane in El Salvador.
Plan project reduces HIV transmission in Uganda
A Plan project in Uganda has reduced the level of HIV transmission between mother and child by 60%.
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Rebuilding lives in flood-striken Burkina Faso
Plan Ireland's CEO, David Dalton, visits Burkina Faso with journalist Brian O'Connell and photographer Michael MacSweeney to witness the efects of serious flooding
Plan aid is reaching quake victims
Plan is on the ground helping children and their families in Haiti
Haiti earthquake - one boy's story
The story of Johnny who lost his mother and two sisters in the quake
Haiti quake - volunteers boost Plan's response
Young volunteers boost Plan's response to Hait quake
Plan Haiti staff speak about their quake experiences
Video of Plan Haiti staff reflecting on their experiences of the earthquake
Haiti - 12 year old Madeline’s story of survival
Quake not the first time madeline has survived serious trauma
EU boost for Plan Ireland
Plan Ireland, has been awarded European Union Food Facility grants for two innovative development projects in West Africa.
Children's laughter among quake misery
Plan's child-safe area programme uses play to distract Haitian children from the trauma around them
Plan’s response in Haiti one month on
One month after the quake, thanks to the generosity of supporters throughout the world, Plan is making long-term plans for recovery and rehabilitation programmes in Haiti.
Giving young people a voice in Haiti’s reconstruction
"We need a new strategy,” says Jean Kency Vixama, 22. “I want another Haiti where young people like us have the chance to work with the government, where we can get involved with all activities of the country.”
Plan receives €250,000 Irish Aid grant for Haiti
Plan's work for children affected by the January 12 eartquake in Haiti received a €250,000 boost in the form of a grant from Irish Aid.
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Blathnaid is Plan's Ambassador for girls
TV presenter Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh has become Plan Ireland's Ambassador. She is particularly concerned with the "Because I am a Girl" campaign.
Plan and TV3 launch Child Sponsorship Appeal
Plan Ireland has teamed up with TV3 to help children living in extreme poverty in 48 of the world’s poorest countries. Together, we are looking for 300 child sponsors to come on board and support Plan’s work in the developing world.
Government called on to honour promise to world’s poor
UN Millennium Campaign Director calls on Irish Government to honour pledge to increase overseas aid budget to 0.7% of national income.
Haiti - Plan's biggest challenge in years
Plan Ireland's programme Manager, Damien Queally, says that although Plan has been working in Haiti for 37 years it has never faced such huge challenges.
Plan fights new strain of meningitis in Burkina Faso
Children and young people in Burkina Faso are being hit hard by an outbreak of a new strain of meningitis for which there is no vaccine.
Plan Ireland's 2010 Newsletter
Plan Ireland's 2010 Newsletter includes a report from Haiti, a focus on Burkina Faso, an interview with Bláthaid Ní Chofaigh and much more...
Ethiopia water project needs a final push
A remote town in Ethopia is tantalisingly close to getting clean water but funds for the pipeline have run out.
Plan responds to Niger Food Crisis
Plan is responding to the needs of communities in Niger, West Africa which is currently experiencing severe food shortages.
Benedicta wins Vodafone World of Difference vote
Plan Ireland’s “Because I am a girl” Ambassador, Benedicta Attoh, has won the facebook vote for the final place in the Vodafone World of Difference campaign.
Plan Sponsor Iker Casillas lifts World Cup!
Spanish soccer captain, goalkeeper Iker Casillas, is a keen supporter of Plan and has been campaigning on behalf of children since 2008.
Plan's work in Haiti six months after the quake
Plan's work in Haiti since the earthquake
Plan's focus is on the impact on Haiti's children
Six months after the devastating earthquake, Plan's primary focus will continue to be on the impact on children.
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Plan aiding victims of South China Floods
Plan is distributing emergency food and clothing to communities affected by severe flooding in Southern China.
Plan's Work in Pakistan
Since the floods in Pakistan, Plan has done lot of hard work helping and supporting the millions people affected.
Irish Aid funds for Plan's Pakistan response
Plan Ireland is allocated €150,000 Irish Aid money for flood relief work in Pakistan
Pakistan's Ambassador calls in to say "thanks"
Pakistani Ambassador Naghmana A. Hashmi, calls in to say "thank you" to Plan Ireland and its supporters.
A young mother's escape from Pakistan floods
Read how one young mother and her child escaped the advancing flood waters in the district of Muzaffargarh in southern Punjab.
No ID can mean no food in Pakistan's aid camps
In times of emergency, like the one being played out in Pakistan right now, proof of identity can mean the difference between eating and not.
One girl's story from a flood camp in Pakistan
Ten-year-old Zaafira and her family are among thousands of people forced from their homes by the floods and are now sheltering in a Plan-supported camp in Thatta, Pakistan.
Plan opens South Sudan's first vocational school
Young people from war-torn South Sudan are learning the skills they need to prosper, thanks to the country’s first vocational and technical school.
Call for tenders for the supply of boat engines (French)
An EU funded Plan programme to develop the fishing and fish farming industries in Guinea seeks tenders (in French) for the supply of boat engines.
Girls Offer Key to Achieving Millennium Goals
Plan’s 2010 ‘Because I am a Girl’ report launched on final day of UN Summit
Urgent action can still save MDGs, says Plan at UN
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can still be achieved if practical measures are taken quickly according to Plan International
Pakistan Flood Victims Face Malaria Outbreak
More than two million cases of malaria are expected in Pakistan as the fall-out from the floods intensifies, Plan Ireland CEO, David Dalton, warns.
Because I Am a Girl: Digital and Urban Frontiers 2010
This years report is about girls in a changing landscape. There are new opportunities but also a lot of new dangers.
Annual Report 2010
This report sets out Plan Ireland's progress towards our vision and mission between July 2009 and June 2010
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Plan Ireland Newsletter 2010
Includes Damien Queally's account of his 3 months work in Haiti, a feature on Plan's work in Burkina Faso, an interview with Bláthaid Ní Chofaigh, a sponsor's visit to her sponsored child in Egypt and plenty of photos taken during the year.
Plan Ireland Annual Report & Accounts 2009
 
Because I Am a Girl: Girls in the global economy 2009
Adding it all up
Plan Ireland Annual Report & Accounts 2008
This report sets out Plan Ireland's progress towards our vision and mission between July 2007 and June 2008.
Because I am a girl: In the shadow of war 2008
This is the second in a series of eight reports published by Plan examining the rights of girls throughout their childhood, adolescence and as young women
Tsunami - 36 months after
A 36 month review of Plan's work in the 2004 tsunami-hit countries, looking at Plan's performance and effectiveness.
Because I am a girl: the state of the world's girls 2007
The first in a series of annual reports published by Plan examining the rights of girls throughout their childhood, adolescence and as young women.
Tsunami - 24 months after
An 24 month review of Plan's work in the 2004 tsunami-hit countries, looking at Plan's performance and effectiveness.
For the price of a bike: child trafficking in Togo
Child trafficking including its extent, causes, forms and consequences plus details of Plan's programme work.
Growing up in Asia
Plan's strategic framework for fighting child poverty in Asia 2005-2015.
After the cameras have gone - children in disasters
How to keep children's needs at the heart of the emergency response process.
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Plan Ireland Annual Report 2010
This report sets out Plan Ireland's progress towards our vision and mission between July 2007 and June 2008
Plan Ireland Annual Report 2010
This report sets out Plan Ireland's progress towards our vision and mission between July 2007 and June 2008
Plan hopes to free 4,500 girls from bonded labour
More than 10,000 girls work in a form of slavery in Nepal, but this needs to end and Plan has already been a big part of that
Let’s put an end to lip service and feed the world
This weekend marked World Food Day and UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty which are some really important days according to David Dalton, Chief Executive Officer at Plan Ireland. Read his article from Irish Examiner Saturday, October 16th
Congratulations to "Ireland's Greatest" John Hume
Plan Ireland patron John Hume wins popular poll to become Ireland's Greatest
Storm and Cholera in Haiti
Over 250 people have died of cholera in Haiti and now a tropical storm is coming too
Facebook and Twitter are helping to prevent deaths
Thousands of people in the Philippines have been saved from the destruction caused by Typhoon Megi after early warning messages were posted on social media sites
Difficult conditions for children in ‘Volcano camps’
The Mount Merapi Volcano in Indonesia has put several people at risk, especially children have a hard time in the camps
Aid reaches Indonesia's volcano survivors
Plan has distributed aid to 4,000 families displaced by the Central Java volcano which erupted a week ago, killing 25 people and displacing thousands from their homes.
Earning respect as a lifeline for new mothers
In 2009 Plan trained more than 66,000 health workes and traditional birth attendants - Maloti Rani is one of them, but she had to overcome social barriers, strict family pressure and even domestic violence before becoming a community worker
7.5 million Haitians at high risk of cholera
Plan Ireland Programme Manager Damien Queally says that people in areas without services are under threat from cholera which has already claimed almost 1,000 lives.
Battling cholera- All in a day’s work
Plan International’s Disaster Response Co-ordinator Dr Unni Krishnan describes how multiple challenges in Haiti are pushing staff to the limits and to new risks.
Children's backpacks hold dreams - Haiti
A lovely story from a Plan staff member in Haiti
A special Plan for children in Togo
Community Based Rehabilitation in Togo
Beneficiary Stories-Children, Families and Communities we work with
Find out how Plan Ireland's savings group in Burkina Faso help Pauline Sawadougou and her 5 children
Football is much more than a game
In Togo football is making a huge difference especially in the lives of young girls
Children's lives at risk as rains continue to fall
Since August, heavy seasonal rains have caused localized flooding in Benin and more than 650,000 people are affected
A transit centre restores children victim's lives
Children in N’Zerekore, Guinea, can now enjoy their new lives and benefit from a variety of courses offered by the new transit centre
Children help prevent cholera in Guinea-Bissau
Boosting the level of hygiene and information to protect children's lives
A Photo Project in Haiti
A photo project called 'Through Our Own Eyes' recently took place in Haiti. All the photographers were teenagers, and here you can meet one of them.
Spreading the right messages about cholera in Haiti
A Haiti Blog by Mackendy Jean-Baptiste, Plan Haiti Communications
Close to the earthquake a year after
A amazing blog from Jo-Ann Garnier-Lafontant