Pakistan

Relief International first worked in Pakistan in 2005 and closed its projects in April 2017.

Conflict, drought, floods and earthquakes plague Pakistan. Relief International entered the country in 2005 after a devastating earthquake where we were among the first organizations to respond. Our emergency response work continues today. We also team with local communities to deliver top-notch expertise in pressing issues such as agriculture and disease control.

In Pakistan, as in many developing countries, the well-being of livestock is critical for family finances — and for public health. That’s why RI worked to become the global leader in the prevention of zoonotic diseases — diseases transmitted from animals to humans.

On the forefront of zoonotic disease prevention, RI’s work in Pakistan:

  • Addresses the risk of zoonotic diseases by training government officials and university labs in zoonoses, ultimately preventing the transmission of diseases such as anthrax and tuberculosis
  • Empowers farmers, public health workers and other community members to prevent and safely cope with animal diseases on the ground
  • Equips communities with civic engagement tools that enable them to advocate for medical services, women’s access to education, business loans and more

Learn more about our programs in Pakistan below.