Pakistan

Why are we in Pakistan? Around 60% of Pakistan’s total population are facing food insecurity, while 44% of children under five years of age are chronically malnourished. Population displacement due to insecurity and natural disasters has been a major humanitarian concern for the past several years.

Pakistan continues to face extreme poverty, inequality, recurrent disasters and security challenges.

Ranking low on the Human Development Index, 29.5% of its population lives below the poverty line. Widespread income and gender inequalities are preventing the extremely poor from accessing services and taking up opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty. Pakistan also faces a multitude of natural and complex disasters, further increasing vulnerabilities. Climate change, food insecurity and malnutrition are the key challenges that the extremely poor face in Pakistan.

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RAPID Fund Programme

Through the USAID funded 'Responding to Pakistan's Internally Displaced' (RAPID) Fund Programme, Concern provides grants to national and international NGOs who are responding to the humanitarian needs of disaster-affected populations in Pakistan. This programme supports humanitarian responses across the country in a range of sectors. It also supports national NGOs and disaster management authorities to enhance their disaster management capabilities, and help nurture national capacities in Pakistan.

Latest achievements

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Programme impact

With the dedicated efforts of our staff and 27 non-governmental organisation partners, we managed to reach 536,397 direct beneficiaries in 2018.

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Drought response

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Assisting the displaced

Local men from Satla Bheel village drink clean water from a water plant. Photo: Black Box Sounds / Concern Worldwide.
Local men from Satla Bheel village drink clean water from a water plant. Photo: Black Box Sounds / Concern Worldwide.
Women of Cheel Bandh village, (From Right to Left) Lachmi, Kareema, Radha, Kanta and Devi Umerkot district, on their way to the well to fetch water for their homes. Photo: Sharjeel Arif / Concern Worldwide
Women of Cheel Bandh village on their way to fetch water. Photo: Sharjeel Arif / Concern Worldwide.
Two young boys sit in a village near Umerkot, Bangladesh. Photo: Black Box Sounds / Concern Worldwide.
Two young boys sit in a village near Umerkot, Bangladesh. Photo: Black Box Sounds / Concern Worldwide.
17 year old girl local girl looks into the camera, in a village near Umerkot. Photo: Black Box Sounds / Concern Worldwide.
A local girl in a village near Umerkot. Photo: Black Box Sounds / Concern Worldwide.
Somro and Kishore from Satla Bheel village playing with water at the newly installed plant system. Photo: Black Box Sounds/ Concern Worldwide.
Somro and Kishore from Satla Bheel village playing with water at the newly installed plant system. Photo: Black Box Sounds / Concern Worldwide.

Responding to drought in Pakistan's Thar Desert

Together with local and international partners, Concern is working with ECHO, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department to help communities in the Thar Desert cope with the debilitating effects of prolonged drought.

How we're helping Pakistan

We are working hard to combat suffering and build resilience in Pakistan. We are doing this by establishing programmes which will build livelihoods, respond to emergencies, and combat hunger and malnutrition.

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