Date published: 15 May 2009
World Vision has worked in Pakistan since 1992. Our work is primarily focused on emergency relief, and we partner closely with local non-government organisations (NGOs). We do not currently operate child sponsorship programs in Pakistan.
Following the October 2005 earthquake, World Vision significantly increased its commitment to serving the people of Pakistan. Our emergency and relief activities reached 45,186 households. Non-food items (winterised tents, blankets, tarpaulins, stoves, water containers and water purification kits, hygiene kits, shelter and construction materials) were distributed to more than 284,000 beneficiaries overall.
World Vision then joined the country’s government, civil authorities and international community in the transition to recovery and rehabilitation, leading to long-term commitment to supporting sustainable development.
Currently World Vision is working in 87 villages in the North West Frontier Province, in Kaghan Valley, Siran Valley and Oghi, where our integrated programs focus on activities related to children, livelihood development, health and humanitarian emergency assistance. We also work in urban areas (Kohat, Karak, Rawalpindi).
Our vision in serving the people of Pakistan is based on the following principles:
- Focus on children: Our development programs focus on building community around children while simultaneously seeking to empower children as agents of change.
- Community-based transformation: Our model of development is both holistic and community-based. We live and work with people at the grass-roots level, jointly finding solutions to poverty by transforming systems, relationships and behaviours.
- Working with government: We actively engage with the federal government of Pakistan, and with provincial governments, to promote lasting change through, for example, assisting in the development of child welfare reform legislation.