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

1.68 million
418,934
144,346
485,963
Last updated on - 01 Enero 2017
UNFPA Pakistan/Stenly Sajow

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

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  • 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.