Pakistan

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.

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

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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.

Asia Impact Report 2005-2010

This report is an analytical review of CARE’s programs and projects undertaken with partners and allies in 16 countries over the period 2005–2010. It explores CARE’s principal strategies for achieving positive impact by drawing on a broad range of evaluations and other assessments produced over the period. 

Pregnant and Living in the Forest

In July 2010, unprecedented flooding in Pakistan left one-fifth of the country submerged underwater and affected 20 million people, forcing them into temporary camps, schools and anywhere else they could find shelter. More recently, in September 2013, heavy monsoon rains triggered floods affecting 1.3 million people. Many have lost their livelihoods and homes and are struggling to fend for their children.

46 Million People Severely Affected by South Asia Floods

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46 million or more people have been affected by torrential rains and extreme monsoon weather across India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.

The October 1, 2007 press release - jointly issued by the United Nations, CARE and other leading humanitarian organizations - warns "a more forceful international response is necessary to prevent an even greater catastrophe that will have debilitating social consequences for the affected populations."

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