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Why are we in Pakistan? Pakistan continues to face a number of challenges, with 60% of the country’s total population facing food insecurity. An additional 44% of children under five years of age are chronically malnourished and displacement of the population due to insecurity and natural disasters has been a major humanitarian concern for the past several years.
*We are currently responding to the threat of COVID-19 in Pakistan. Find out more about our response here.
Needs and challenges in Pakistan
Pakistan continues to face extreme poverty, inequality, recurrent disasters and security challenges. Ranking low on the Human Development Index (HDI), 30% of its population live below the poverty line. Widespread income and gender inequalities are a major barrier and lack of, along with poor return on, assets are preventing the extreme poor people accessing services and taking up opportunities to lift themselves out of the poverty. Pakistan also faces a multitude of natural and complex disasters, further increasing vulnerabilities. Climate change, food insecurity and under-nutrition 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.
Concern is proud to have reached out to the extremely poor and in 2019, we assisted 629,619 people directly with the dedicated efforts of Concern’s staff and 32 Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) partners.
Expanding our reach
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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