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Plan International USA’s COVID-19 response

Coronavirus response

around the world.

How is Plan responding?

Plan International is building on expertise from past health emergencies such as Ebola and Zika, to which we effectively responded from 2014 to 2016. We are presently active in more than 54,000 communities in over 70 countries, and we are working with communities to message the importance of hygiene and healthy behaviors, such as hand-washing. Plan is also providing sanitation and hygiene kits and building access to water and safe bathrooms. We are working to protect girls, who are among the most vulnerable during a crisis, by working against harmful practices like child marriage, trafficking and gender-based violence, which can escalate during emergencies.

Your support to Plan’s COVID-19 response is changing girls’ and children’s lives across the world. A total of 81,944,345 girls, children, young women, adolescents, parents and community members have been reached through your support to Plan's COVID-19 response. Hover your mouse over the map below to see what we’re doing in many of our program countries — because of you — to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Here are a few snapshots of Plan’s ongoing response around the world:

Zoom in on the map and click on any of the locations to read more about the work being done in Plan communities.

  • COVID-19 Infographic Africa
  • COVID-19 Infographic Asia
  • COVID-19 Infographic Americas

Letter from our CEO

I know this is an uncertain time. In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our day-to-day lives. It's easy to feel isolated and overwhelmed right now.  But times like these also remind us how connected we all are. As a global community, we're all in this together.  That's why I want to update you on Plan International's response to COVID-19, and say thank you for the lifesaving impact you continue to make for the most vulnerable girls and children around the world. 

From distributing health equipment in the Philippines, to guiding parents in Senegal on how to help their children learn to read at home, your support has been essential to strengthening the systems needed to help communities respond in times of crisis. In many communities, the livelihood programs you support are helping families create sustainable food sources, while protection programs are keeping girls safe from abuse.

Today, like all of us, the children and families in the communities you support are struggling to respond to enormous changes to their lives — closed borders, shelter-in-place orders and complete lockdowns in some cases.  Girls and young women who were already vulnerable are now in even more danger. In many of the places where we work, practicing social distancing is a luxury far out of reach.





We're Not Slowing Down


U.S. global response

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Talk to an expert

Our experts are available for media interviews. Please contact:

Robin Costello

Sr. Director, Public Engagement and Advocacy

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