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Homeland star Damian Lewis backing calls to help West Africa food crisis

May 04, 2012 15:26 BST Plan UK 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

SOUTH SUDAN: CONFLICT FEARS COMPOUNDED BY SHORTAGE OF FOOD AND HARD CASH

Apr 30, 2012 13:51 BST Plan UK 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.

Women in Britain half as likely to save as women in Ghana

Mar 19, 2012 15:04 GMT Plan UK 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.

High-tech tools to be showcased at aid fair

Mar 16, 2012 14:44 GMT Plan UK 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.

Nov 21, 2011 14:53 GMT Plan UK FAMILIES in Niger are facing another food crisis this year after grain production fell by a quarter, warns children’s charity Plan International.

TAKE THE VOW SO GIRLS CAN SAY NO TO EARLY/FORCED MARRIAGE

Aug 12, 2011 11:27 BST Take the Vow - Because I am a Girl Plan UK is campaigning to end child marriage and the practice of girls being forced to marry young. The charity works with young people, communities and religious leaders on this issue across the developing world. The action is already being supported by Mumsnet's Justine Roberts, Eliza Doolittle, Jameela Jamil and Dr Miriam Stoppard to name a few.

FORCED MARRIAGE SURVIVOR LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN ON CHILD BRIDES

Jun 27, 2011 10:53 BST Take the Vow - Because I am a Girl A COURAGEOUS activist is launching a new campaign to end the forced marriage of girls in the world’s poorest countries.