Address the urgent issues of economic development, public health service delivery, and effective relief and recovery from natural disasters and conflict.
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.
- 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: Connecting traders with global markets through internet and mobile technologies
All stories about Pakistan
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 organisations 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme:
Pakistan: Fleeing Home July 8, 2009
Sadja's family of six has been living in an overcrowded high school for almost two months. Gunfire, bombs, and aerial shelling drove her from her home in Pakistan's Swat Valley, where intense fighting between the army and Taliban militants has displaced roughly three million people.
Pakistan: Helping kids cope July 6, 2009
Life has been anything but normal for Salman since early May. That's when the fifth grader and his family fled their home in Mingora, Pakistan, to escape the fighting between Pakistan's army and Taliban militants.
Pakistan: Displacement figure tops 3.5 million June 19, 2009
From the latest situation report submitted by our emergency-response team in Pakistan: Government of Pakistan figures show the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has risen to an estimated 3.584 million.