CARE Responds

In the wake of the worst flooding in recorded history in Pakistan, CARE and our partners have reached more than 100,000 people with relief, including emergency supplies and medical care.

Country Info

CARE Pakistan re-established operations in June 2005, after being out of the country for more than 25 years. CARE works in some of the most remote and logistically challenging areas of Pakistan to address the underlying causes of poverty, with special focus on women, children and the most marginalized people.


Our Work in Pakistan

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Pakistan

Behind the Veil

Behind the Veil

The doctors wouldn’t tell me what had happened to my Arjun. He coughed and spat blood. I watched him withering. Some said he had cancer; some thought it was either tuberculosis or hepatitis. My husband of five years was dying slowly before my eyes, and there was nothing I could do to save him.

Arjun was a laborer. He earned little, but we could make our ends meet. I had six children with him. In our own small world, we were content and happy, but silently beneath our happiness a deadly disease grew up inside Arjun. He must have known about it, but he never expressed it. I came to...

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Untying the Knot

Sometimes girls get married because they think they are getting a better life than what they are leaving behind. Sadly, this is not always true. It is a sobering moment when you understand how a...

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Our Paths May Be Different, Our Destination Is The Same. [1]

As I entered the hut, I paused. Pulling the end of my dupatta (piece of cloth used by women to cover their chest and head), I wiped off perspiration from my brow. Mariam came forward to greet me and holding my hand, led me inside her hut. She asked some seated women to create space between them and sat me down. She yelled to her daughter Rahmat to bring me something to drink. The child obliged. Mariam handed me a glass of sherbet (sweetened drink) which I drank slowly. Once I had had my fill, I handed back the glass to her. I looked around the room at the smiling and welcoming faces of the...

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Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health into Disaster Risk Reduction Planning

Carolyn Baer , Senior SRH Technical Advisor for Emergencies, is telling the story of her trip to Pakistan for SRH integration into Disaster Risk Reduction (...

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Leadership matters in building support for family planning programming

Kamlesh Giri , Senior Technical Advisor for Clinical training. He is sharing his insights on the transition to Phase II of the SAFPAC program in...

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Challenging Gender-based Violence Worldwide: CARE's Program Evidence

Stategies, Results and Impacts of Evaluations 2011 - 2013

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CARE Knows How to Prevent Malaria With Goat Poop

In the village of Haji Pur of Rajanpur, Punjab, Pakistan, there is no hospital or medical facility. In order to receive medical treatment, village residents must travel many miles to the nearest city -- an expensive trip most cannot afford.

Subsequently, the people of Haji Pur often rely on home remedies to cure diseases - but this CARE Hack is beyond a home remedy. By burning goat droppings in a special container made of mud, residents are able to actually prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. The...

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