Plan International is working to make long lasting improvement in the lives of children through a Child Centred Community Development approach. It is a private non-profit, non-sectarian and non-Governmental organization.
Plan International’s long-term community development work and disaster response has highlighted gaps in disaster management practice regarding the role of children in disasters. While humanitarian principles and human rights conventions ensure that, increasingly, children are given special protection in emergency situations; children’s right to participation remains largely unrecognized. Children continue to be perceived as mere victims of disasters rather than active agents of change who can make a real difference. Plan has found that children have much to contribute to disaster management efforts, in helping to reduce risks that are a direct threat to themselves as well as the wider population, and in taking direct action that can prevent disasters. Children and youth have a right to participate in efforts to protect them from hazards and vulnerabilities, particularly through their participation in decisions and efforts to address disaster management and risk reduction. This is in line with the international legal framework set under the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, which upholds children’s rights to protection (article 6) as well as participation (articles 12,13).1
Plan Egypt has four main objective of working to:
1. Improve the emergency preparedness and response capacity of, and coordination amongst our CDAs , communities ,INGOs members through sharing of expertise and resources;
2. Strengthen governmental-level emergency preparedness and response capacities of civil society and government stakeholders;
3. Advocate for, and raise awareness on, the importance of disaster risk reduction; including the provision of national and local disaster risk reduction strategies, policies and resources; and
4. Mobilize the necessary resources for the implementation of Plan action plans.
Plan Egypt is an active member in National DRR committee, Egyptian Disaster Preparedness and Response Task Force (EDiT) and we have good relation with Egyptian Red Crescent
Views from the Frontline 2010
Views from the Frontline 2011
Plan was Country Focal point for Views from the Frontline