Pakistan

Relief International (RI) began its work in Pakistan in October 2005 after the massive earthquake in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK) and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK). Relief International immediately deployed an emergency relief team to Pakistan within hours of the earthquake, distinguishing Relief International as one of the first organizations to provide emergency assistance in Pakistan. Relief International continues to have a strong presence and invested relationship with the country today, particularly in terms of flood response programs in the aftermath of the July 2010 flooding.

To date, more than 20 million people have been affected by the severe flooding in Pakistan - a number greater than the total affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 northern Pakistan earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, COMBINED. More than 893,000 households have been damaged or destroyed. These families have lost everything, and yet the rains and the devastation continue. Relief International's teams provide clean water, food, shelter, hygiene kits, emergency medical supplies and health services to 100,000 families in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK), Baluchistan and Punjab provinces.

 

Pakistan - Current Programs

Pakistan: Libraries Program (PLP)
Libraries, as an educational tool for individual intellectual development and social progress, offer one of the most efficient, impactful and culturally acceptable and historically rooted solutions to the crisis of education and human capacity development. Learn More...

Pakistan: Provision of Targeted Non-Food Items and Rental Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in Hangu, North West Frontier Province
To improve the welfare of IDPs in Hangu via provision of cash assistance and targeted NFI distributions that concurrently benefit host communities. Learn More...

Pakistan: Construction of 2000 Temporary Shelters for IDPs in Swat and Lower Dir
To provide returnees/stayees in NWPF conflict-affected areas with services that support culturally-appropriate and dignified support during displacement and return. Learn More...

Pakistan: WFPs Food- Assistance for Livelihood Early Recovery Activities in Crises Affected Districts of NWFP
The project aims to provide immediate assistance to returnees and non-displaced population to ensure rapid restoration of livelihoods and enable them to meet food needs through their participation in Food for Work and Food for Training activities. Activities would promote a longer-term self-sufficiency to achieve food and income security. Learn More...

Pakistan: Food-Assistance to Returnee Families of Mohmand Agency
Relief International is providing food baskets to 30,000 returnees of Mohmand Agency on a monthly basis. Through this project Relief International will provide 2000 metric tons of food on a monthly basis for up to 20,000 registered returnees from two humanitarian hubs in the Mohmand Agency (FATA). Learn More...

Pakistan: Establishment of 5 Fruit Nurseries
The horticulture sector plays an important role in the overall employment and income generation of farming communities in Pakistan. Horticulture is labor intensive and generates relatively higher income than other crops, thus has the potential to enter into the larger market economy. In this sector, fruit plant nurseries are essential in the production of quality fruits, however, there is a shortage of quality plant materials currently available to nursery growers and they have also lack of infrastructure facilities, forcing nursery farmers' dependency on local materials that are substandard and susceptible to various diseases. Learn More...