Pakistan

Norwegian Church Aid in Pakistan

  • Presence established: 1982 (Also provided support in 1956, 1969-1978)
  • Funds used in 2015: 23.7 million NOK

WASH

In 2016 47,500 people got acces to a safe water supply.

Gender-Based Violence

In 2016 546 women and children received medical and psychosocial treatment and care.

Peacebuilding

In 2016 165 women and youth trained in conflict transformation.

Emergency relief and rehabilitation are central to our work in Pakistan, especially after the floods in July 2010. We also work with long-term development, with a focus on peace and security and promoting gender justice.

Emergency response

Pakistan Emergency Response

Norwegian Church Aid responded to the floods following the monsoon rains of 2014. With local partners, we installed water treatment units and build emergency pit latrines at camps and other places where people fled to await the receding of the water. To prevent diseases, distribution of hygiene items and hygiene promotion was essential and urgent.

A WASH team visited flood hit areas in Kashmir and Punjab, assessing flood damages and humanitarian needs.

People trying to reach back to their homes
Jhang, Punjab: People trying to reach back to their homes. Photo: NCA Pakistan

 

Qazi Wasu-Ur-rehman is an Islamic teacher from Shinkiari in northern Pakistan. He is one of a few leaders in the local society who consecrate love marriages. He gets a lot of protests for that.

Read Qazi's story

Our programme in Pakistan focuses on water, sanitation and hygiene, gender-based violence, and peacebuilding.

 

Our Programmes

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

In Pakistan, Norwegian Church Aid contributes with clean drinking water, adequate sanitation, as well as support for hygiene awareness and the distribution of non-food items. During and after the floods in 2014, we reached more than 4,400 families with food and non-food items, and clean drinking water in the Kashmir, Sindh and Kohat districts.

Gender-Based Violence

Norwegian Church Aid supports local partners in combating gender-based violence in different areas of Pakistan. Through violence prevention, response, advocacy and research on these issues, we work through partners in reducing the effects of gender-based violence in Pakistan. In 2012, 659 of 1075 assisted cases of impending forced marriages were prevented with the support of our implementing partners.

Peacebuilding

Norwegian Church Aid supports religious and civil society actors in their work towards peace and reconciliation, as well as promoting intra and inter-religious dialogue between different communities. Since 2004, and at the request of Christian and Muslim leaders in Pakistan, we facilitated dialogue and engagement between religious leaders who are interested in working together to promote a peaceful and tolerant society. Norwegian Church Aid has been able to involve 780 female representatives in our partner, ORE's, peacebuilding initiatives, despite a very challenging environment.

Emergency Response

Due to the repeated natural disasters in Pakistan, emergency relief has become an increasingly important component of our work in the country. Since 2005, we have provided relief and rehabilitation to earthquake and flood affected people in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Baluchistan and Punjab areas.

Our Partners

Norwegian Church Aid believes it is only the people and the communities themselves that can bring about lasting change. We implement our programmes together with local partner organisations and in close contact and coordination with the local government.

Important documents

Partners

  • Baanhn Beli
  • Community World Service Asia (CWSA)
  • Khwendo Kor (KK)
  • Research and Development Foundation (RDF)
  • Pakistan Council of World Religions (Faith Friends)
  • Peace and Development Organizations (PADO)
  • Peace and Development Foundation (PDF)
  • Peace Education and Development (PEAD) Foundation
  • Participatory Village Development Programme (PVDP)
  • Sami Foundation (SF)
  • South Asian Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK)
  • Shirakat
  • Rozan
  • World Council of Regions (WCR)