One of the world's poorest countries, Pakistan is vulnerable to a range of natural and manmade disasters including earthquakes, droughts, floods, landslides and civil conflict. Especially in rural areas, Pakistanis struggle with a lack of water, education and health care.
Catholic Relief Services responds to emergencies with shelter, water and more. CRS also works with communities to identify needs and provide resources like school buildings and irrigation systems that will help people become more self-sufficient.
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|Population:||117,276,594 (July 2010 est.)|
|Size:||307,374 sq mi, slightly less than twice the size of California|
|People Served:||816,990 (2011 est.)|
CRS has operated in Pakistan since 1954 working in education, water and sanitation, refugee protection, HIV and AIDS, and emergency preparedness and response. After the October 2008 earthquake, CRS worked in Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa province to build schools and irrigation systems. CRS' office in western Pakistan provides legal services for Afghan refugees, carries out a project to prevent violence against women, and trains women in marketable skills. CRS also supports partners' work in HIV, accelerated learning programs for girls, and drought mitigation programs in Sindh and Balochistan.
PartnersSociety for Empowering Human Resource
Participatory Village Development Program
UBS Optimus Foundation
HIV and AIDS
Water and Sanitation