Humanitarian Response & Recovery Program

Save the Children first began working in Pakistan through its response program for Afghan refugees in 1979. Ever since then, we have responded to all major emergencies in Pakistan, including the earthquake of 2005, conflicts in FATA and KP, and the floods of 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. We provide relief in seven key areas: Child Protection, Education, Food Aid, Food Security & Livelihoods, Health & Nutrition, Shelter and Non Food Items (NFIs), and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). We also work to promote and integrate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) across all of our programs.

In 2010, Save the Children reached nearly 4 million flood-affected people with humanitarian aid, of which 1.8 million were children. This was the largest humanitarian response from Save the Children globally. In the immediate aftermath of the flood, we provided emergency relief; and later on supported people to rebuild their lives in worst hit areas including Swat, Malakand, lower Dir, Shangla in KP; Muzafargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur in Punjab; Kashmore, Sukkur and Jacobabad in Sindh. Save the Children raised US$100,509,868 to meet the needs of the affected population in food aid, shelter, health, child protection, education, livelihood, water and sanitation.   

A family crossing stagnant flood water while carrying food items they received from the World Food Program in Sindh