A 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Afghanistan and Pakistan early Monday, October 26. Save the Children is closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to respond.
Save the Children has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, assisting children and families in the aftermath of emergencies, such as the conflict that forced more than 2 million people from their homes in 2009 and the devastating floods in 2010 that destroyed more than 1 million homes.
More than 196 Million
people live there
The average girl stays in
school only until she's 7
86 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $3 a day
Ongoing fighting between the Government of Pakistan and armed groups in Khyber Agency (north-west Pakistan) resulted in a mass exodus of families. More than 250,000 people - mainly women and children – fled the area, with many walking for days. Save the Children rapidly assessed the needs on the ground and distributed life-saving and life-sustaining supplies such as shelter kits, and food.
In 2010 the people of Pakistan were hit hard by unrelenting monsoon floods. Save the Children immediately responded to the floods, sending relief workers to Pakistan to help children and families recover from their devastating loss. We implemented programs to provide shelter, medical aid, education, nutrition and other humanitarian relief to the victims of the flood.
Our Work in
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
children in times of crisis
provided 1,263,101 children
with a healthy start in life
helped 42,420 families
feed their children
gave 158,326 children
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014