Pakistan

A dignified return for the displaced
3.2 million people in need
1.3 million Afghan refugees
300,000 people suffering from malnutrition

Context

In 2005, the Kashmir region in Pakistan was struck by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake.

In the following 24 hours, 45 aftershocks were registered. The earthquake counted a total of 80,000 dead and irreversibly damaged the country’s infrastructure.
In 2010, the country had to face another natural hazard, when unprecedented monsoon rains led to severe flooding. One fifth of the national territory was under water, 20 million people were affected and 800,000 homes were destroyed.

  • 201.9 million inhabitants
  • 29.5% poverty rate
  • 147th out of 188 on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 2005

In 2005, after the earthquake, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL undertook its first mission in Pakistan, in Bagh district, to provide relief to affected populations.
In 2010, our teams led programmes in Sindh, FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, focusing on water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion.
Faced with a lack of funding, operations were halted in 2014 despite the considerable needs that remain today. Our teams are still deploying great effort to register again in the country and develop new activities.

Should you have any questions, please contact Cristina Thevenot.

Cristina Thevenot

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