May 04, 2012 15:26 BST ACTOR Damian Lewis has backed calls to help millions of children caught up in West Africa's food crisis. The British-born star of Homeland and his family sponsor 11-year-old Marie in Burkina Faso, one of the countries affected, through Plan UK
Apr 30, 2012 13:51 BST FOOD price rises, a shortage of hard currency and the threat of war, are fuelling hunger in the world’s newest nation. Aid workers from Plan International, one of the country’s largest children’s charities, say that six zones across the nation are at risk of chronic and acute food shortages.
Mar 19, 2012 15:04 GMT New study into attitudes towards money reveals starkly different outlooks on savings, social aspirations and employment prospects among low income women. London and Accra, March 5 2012: New research from Barclays, CARE International UK and Plan UK has found that nearly half of low-income women in Britain fail to save any money each month.
Mar 16, 2012 14:44 GMT A HIGH-TECH aid fair next week will look at how media and communications solutions can revolutionise front-line humanitarian relief work. State-of-the-art technology will be showcased, including suitcase-sized pop-up radio stations and two-way text message approaches.
Mar 12, 2012 15:46 GMT More than 2,000 cases of highly contagious cholera, transmitted by dirty drinking water, have been confirmed in Sierra Leone, claiming 34 lives. Clinics in Pujehun, southern province, are so overstretched patients are being treated outdoors, reports children’s charity Plan International.
Nov 29, 2011 08:39 GMT MORE than four million Colombians are caught up in the country’s worst flooding for 40 years, reports children’s charity Plan International.
Nov 22, 2011 12:46 GMT A LEADING child rights campaigner is to address heads from the country’s top girls’ schools at a Bristol conference tomorrow (23).
Nov 21, 2011 14:53 GMT FAMILIES in Niger are facing another food crisis this year after grain production fell by a quarter, warns children’s charity Plan International.