Press Release: Plan International Ecuador directs all its efforts towards the health emergency produced by COVID-19
Due to the humanitarian crisis caused by the pandemic COVID-19, Plan International has declared global red alert.
Quito, April 23rd, 2020.
Plan International resolved to direct all its global efforts to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by declaring itself on red alert for the health emergency.
Plan International Ecuador developed a Response Plan, which focuses on reducing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis through prevention and humanitarian assistance in the most vulnerable communities including migrants, refugees and internally displaced people.
The Organization has drawn up a gender-focused humanitarian response plan. The main activities prioritize women and girls and are as follows:
Provide access to:
- Financial assistance, food, education, information, hygiene supplies, and contraceptive methods.
- Prevention and response to violence, mainly:
Gender, sexual and online violence.
- Development of entrepreneurship with the leadership of women, for the economic and social recovery of families.
These actions are being implemented in coordination with humanitarian actors as well as with public and private sectors acknowledging to the principles of humanitarian response. Furthermore, Plan International Ecuador, CARE, and ChildFund have joined forces with Por Todos, a citizen fund that collects and manages solidarity funds to contribute with effective and timely solutions to mitigate the pandemic.
“In this way, we reaffirm our commitment to support the most affected communities and families and to provide them with humanitarian assistance, which is based on the affirmation that all human beings, victims of disasters, deserve help in difficult times.”Rossana Viteri
Plan International Ecuador
About Plan International
It is one of the largest development and humanitarian organizations born in 1927 in Spain. With no political, religious or governmental affiliation, it strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. It promotes change of social behaviour and public policy at a local, national and global levels through its reach, experience and knowledge.
It has been present in Ecuador since 1962. Its projects focus on several areas such as education, entrepreneurship, sexual and reproductive rights, early childhood, risk management, citizen participation, leadership and child protection.
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