Plan is working together with local partners, helping children and their families in Syria access safe shelter and lifesaving aid, including food, water, health care, menstrual health kits, blankets and beds. Your gift supports Plan International's response to the earthquakes that hit Syria and Turkiye. Any donations received that exceed what is needed for this emergency will be directed to other areas of greatest humanitarian need, helping more girls and their families in crisis.
In February, two massive earthquakes, followed by more than 100 aftershocks, resulted in more than 50,000 deaths across Syria and Turkiye (formerly Turkey). In Syria in particular, girls and young women were already vulnerable while grappling with 10 years of war - 90% of families are living in poverty, infrastructure is destroyed and children are in constant fear of violence. In the aftermath of this catastrophic disaster, they are now at high risk of abuse and exploitation.
Supporting Plan International's response to the earthquakes means supporting the unique needs of girls. We help all people in crisis, and with your support, we'll make sure girls' needs in particular don't fall through the cracks.
As communities rebuild, Plan International will provide psychosocial support for children and families, address the protection risks that these types of disasters expose for women and girls, and ensure children still have access to an education.
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