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In 2013, flash floods caused widespread loss and damage across Pakistan, affecting nearly 1.5 million people. Concern responded with shelter, water, sanitation, and food security assistance. To help people over the long term, our livelihoods programs provide technical and vocational…

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 182.14 million
  • Population living below $1.25/day: 21.04%
  • Life expectancy: 66.57
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 69
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 86
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births): 260
  • Literacy rate: 54.9%
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 19.31%

By working through partners, we are able to implement projects in the most remote regions, reaching those who are often without any assistance.

Concern is working in the most vulnerable and disaster-affected provinces in Pakistan, delivering emergency support as well as development programs. By working through partners, we are able to implement projects in the most remote regions, reaching those who are often without any assistance. Because of the challenges faced by vulnerable communities, including women and minorities, we strive to target those most in need to increase their income and, over the long term, change the societal dynamics that keep them in their current situations. Our programs deliver food, shelter, water, and sanitation in addition to improving food security, developing livelihoods opportunities, rebuilding and expanding markets, providing skills and vocational training, bettering gender equality, and equipping villages with vital infrastructure to withstand future natural disasters. Concern’s USAID-funded RAPID (Responding to Pakistan’s Internally Displaced) program, which helps finance local organizations responding to emergencies, helped 22 local partners respond to emergency situations in 2014.