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Capital: Islamabad

Language: Urdu, English

Population: 196 million

Plan International has worked in Pakistan since 1997, helping marginalized children access their rights to health, education, livelihood and protection. We are supporting nearly 1.6 million children in 4,945 communities across the country.

A young girl holds her younger sister.
A boy standing at the front of the classroom
A young girl washing her hands

Plan International's core areas of activity include:

Education
Education
Education
Health
Economic security
Economic security
Child protection
Child protection

3 reasons why your support is so important:

  • Water-related diseases like diarrhea cause nearly 60% of child deaths.
  • Fewer than half of all women receive skilled help during childbirth.
  • Natural disasters – like earthquakes and floods – affect the poorest families most.

How your support is helping Pakistan:

  • Working to increase community involvement in order to improve health care and ensure that everyone’s health needs are addressed. Targeting women and children’s health and increasing awareness among adolescents regarding reproductive health issues.
  • Promoting proper hygiene practices related to safe drinking water, sanitation and other environmental health issues.
  • Working to ensure quality education by increasing the active involvement of children and adults in matters affecting children’s education. Also, improving towards improving school facilities, including updates to existing infrastructure, equipment and materials, and expanding and improving early childhood care and development.
  • Providing vocational and technical skills training to women and men engaged in small-scale income generating activities, and helping to improve the skills of subsistence farmers.
  • Increasing public awareness of children and women’s rights to enhance the health, education and protection services for children in difficult circumstances, and increasing coverage of birth registration, which allows citizens easier access to vital social services.
  • Helping communities become more resilient in coping with emergencies, by encouraging young people and children to take an active role in assessing the risks in their own communities.

Country Comparison

CountryPakistanCanada
People living in poverty 22% 9%
Mortality of children under 5 86 deaths /1000 births 5 deaths /1000 births
Life expectancy 67 years 81 years

(World Bank, CIA World Factbook, World Health Organization)

Common phrases in Urdu

Hello Salam
How are you? Kya Hal Hai?
Thank you Shukriya
Goodbye Salaamati ke saath
Happy Birthday Wiladat Mubarak

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