Pakistan Humanitarian Emergency

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

In Pakistan, humanitarian needs are driven by armed conflict, natural disasters, including droughts and floods, and malnutrition crises. Pakistan also hosts the second-largest number of refugees in the world, mainly from Afghanistan. For many affected communities, risks are exacerbated by pervasive poverty and poor access to basic services, including safe water, sanitation and healthcare. Additionally, an HIV outbreak was declared in Sindh province in 2019, but the country lacks sufficient stock of anti-retroviral medications, increasing the risk of further transmission. Women and girls also face grave protection risks, including gender-based violence and harmful practices such as early and forced marriage. UNFPA in Pakistan provides sexual and reproductive health services and supports mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV), both in crisis-affected regions and among Afghan refugees.

Country Population: 188.9 mil

Humanitarian needs

24.00 million
5.76 million
8.40 million
Last updated on - 14 July 2020
UNFPA Pakistan/Stenly Sajow

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.

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