Economic growth in Pakistan is constrained by the ongoing regional instability and conflict, which contributes to domestic instability and violence in much of the country. Rates of tuberculosis (TB), maternal and child mortality, and malnutrition are some of the highest in south Asia. Better governance remains a critical need for equitable development.
Address the urgent issues of economic development, public health service delivery, and effective relief and recovery from natural disasters and conflict.
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- Emergency response: Provided basic supplies and rehabilitated damaged water and sanitation systems after massive monsoon flooding in 2010 and 2011
- Agriculture & Food: Helping dairy farmers increase their incomes by keeping their animals healthy
- Health: Increasing access to TB treatment; training health workers and midwives to improve maternal childbirth and newborn health
- Economic opportunity: Providing training in key skills and connecting trainees with local employment opportunities
- Disaster preparedness: Working with local authorities to develop long-term disaster prevention efforts like reducing soil erosion to mitigate future flooding
- Population (2014 est.): 196.1 million
- UN Human Development Index rank: 146 (out of 187)
- Mercy Corps has worked here since 1986
All stories about Pakistan
Pakistan: Safe return of our Pakistan staff July 14, 2010
We are very happy and relieved to inform you that three members of our Pakistan team have been released after nearly five months in captivity. All three are unharmed and are being reunited with their families in Pakistan.
Pakistan: Mourning our tragic loss in Pakistan June 15, 2010
We are deeply saddened by information we've received indicating the killing of one of our four abducted team members in Pakistan by his captors. Our colleague Habibullah was killed earlier this month after being abducted nearly four months ago. His family was informed of his death on Sunday.
Pakistan: A worthy cause August 27, 2009
With so many important issues out there, it is sometimes difficult to decide which ones to focus on.
Pakistan: Displaced Pakistanis head home August 21, 2009
Here's the latest from our team in Pakistan, which continues to help families from northwest Pakistan displaced earlier this year by the fighting between Taliban militants and the Pakistan army.
Pakistan: Dresses to the displaced August 12, 2009
Mercy Corps was one of the first organizations to initiate relief and rehabilitation activities after the devastating earthquake in Pakistan and Kashmir in October 2005.
Pakistan: Generosity and play in the hardest of times July 30, 2009
Here in the Pakistani city of Mardan, displaced families are starting to move home after nearly three months sweltering in the hot tents of makeshift camps.
Pakistan: Life returns to Pakistan's Swat Valley July 29, 2009
Swat is often called the Switzerland of Pakistan, and yesterday I had a chance to see why.
Pakistan: Thank you letters from displaced Pakistani children July 16, 2009
We received these two thank-you letters from displaced children taking part in our program to provide them with sports, games, art and other activities to alleviate the trauma associated with their circumstance:
Pakistan: Update from Pakistan July 16, 2009
Holden Basch is visiting our Portland headquarters this week after spending the last two months running our emergency program in Pakistan for families displaced by fighting between the army and Taliban militants.
Pakistan: Update on kids' psychosocial program July 10, 2009
A quick update of the numbers on our kids' psychosocial program: