Help Save Children in Pakistan
Save the Children has been working in Pakistan for more than 30 years, helping children and families in the aftermath of disasters and living in crisis. In 2009-2010, conflict forced more than 2 million people from their homes. Save the Children was on the ground distributing lifesaving and life-sustaining supplies including shelter kits, food, education and medical aid.
The Challenges for Children in Pakistan
Amidst conflict, poverty and with a low school-life expectancy, Pakistani children need your help.*
- Only 44% of girls 15 and older are literate
- 43% of school-age children are out of school
- 81 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
- 30% of people live in poverty
Our Work for Children in Pakistan
Pakistan is no stranger to struggles: an earthquake in 2005. Monsoon flooding in 2010. Decades-long conflict. Save the Children has been on the ground to help – keeping children healthy, educated and safe.
In 2010, the people of Pakistan were hit by unrelenting monsoon floods. Within a matter of days, nearly one-fifth of the country was submerged. Save the Children responded immediately, sending relief workers to Pakistan to help children and families recover from their devastating loss. Longer term, we helped parents and families living in the flood zone to revive their own communities and implemented programs to provide shelter, medical aid, education, nutrition and other humanitarian relief to the victims of the flood. We worked with local authorities to rebuild and revitalize the schools damaged by floods – rebuilding 102 schools and establishing 181 temporary learning centers.
- Protected 43,171 children from harm
- Reached over 66,322 people in times of crisis
- Provided 237,090 children with a healthy start in life
- Gave 89,620 children vital nourishment
How to Help Children in Pakistan
Support Save the Children’s mission. Donate to help children in Pakistan, and around the world, survive and thrive.
Sponsor a Child
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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)
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