Pakistan Humanitarian Emergency

A midwife listens to a baby's heartbeat.
UNFPA Pakistan/Asad Zaidi

As one of the most populous countries in the world, Pakistan remains a major humanitarian concern. Inter-communal violence and clashes between the military and non-state armed groups have displaced over a million people and created recurring insecurity. The country simultaneously hosts a large number of refugees and is prone to natural disasters. With pervasive poverty, inequality, and a population in which half of all individuals are under the age of 25, ensuring that those in need receive family planning services and have access to skilled birth attendants is especially critical but significantly challenging. UNFPA in Pakistan works to provide sexual and reproductive health services and supports mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 188.9 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

3.61 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Pakistan/Stenly Sajow

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.