Our work in detail
Concern Worldwide has been working in Pakistan since 2001. Our work there focuses primarily on improving livelihoods, improving access to water and sanitation and responding to emergency situations.
Nothing in living memory compares to the floods that hit Pakistan in July 2010. These photos shows some of the ways we have helped so far.
We have responded to four major emergencies since 2008 – the latest being floods in July 2011. Almost exactly a year after the devastating 2010 floods, Pakistan was hit again by severe floods. Land and homes were destroyed on a huge scale and millions of people remain displaced. Find out more about these floods.
Following such huge scale emergencies, it is crucial to help people rebuild their lives, communities and livelihoods.
Pakistan charity work
Pakistan is one of south Asia’s poorest countries with more than 60% of the population living on less than €1.50 a day.
Our work improving healthcare in Pakistan goes hand in hand with our work enhancing livelihoods. So far, we’ve increased access to clean water and improved environmental health for more than 96,000 people. We’ve also increased incomes for more than 100,000 people. We are continuously striving to help more people.
Work in progress
Our charity programmes in Pakistan are diverse and reach a vast number of the most vulnerable people. We work in both rural and urban regions from Balochistan to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Punjab. We currently have a number of projects in operation in Pakistan.
Reaching the vulnerable
In Balochistan, our rural aid development programmes assist 160,000 marginalised and vulnerable community members. It focuses on increasing food productivity and income for people. We also provide safe drinking water through the installation of hand pumps and windmill-powered water pumps.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, our livelihoods programme helps around 260,000 people in the Mansehra district.
Helping the urban poor
Our Quetta programme includes vocational and skills training for marginalised children and adults. It addresses the health issues of the urban poor, improving the health and living standards of around 400,000 people in Quetta city.
We’re running a five-year livelihood programme in south Punjab. It focuses on increasing access to food for marginal farmers and vocational skills development.
- Video: distributing aid in Pakistan
- Video: aftermath of the floods in Pakistan
- Video: Concern's emergency response to Pakistan's floods
- Read more about Concern’s response to Pakistan’s floods
- Case study: emergency response
- Pakistan 2011 floods: six months on
- Pakistan floods: lessons from a continuing crisis
- Case Study: Balochistan – Food Prices 2011
- Case Study: Balochistan – Nihal Khatoon
- Case study: Balochistan – Qaima Khatoon
- Take a look at some of our reports about our work in Pakistan
- Take a look at our RAPID fund documents