Almost 40 million people live in poverty in Pakistan, a region subject to frequent natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods and cyclones.
At the end of July 2010 torrential monsoon rains inundated huge swathes of Pakistan, leaving one fifth of the country under water. Almost 2,000 people were killed and more than 18 million were affected by the floods. Your amazing response to our Pakistan Floods appeal enabled us to assist more than 285,000 people.
Following further floods in 2011, we pledged £400,000 in emergency relief to help families in Sindh province. This provided food, shelter, hygiene kits, hygiene training and water purification tablets.
We supported the International Catholic Migration Commission and Islamic Relief to provide food, kitchen equipment, clothes, mosquito nets, bedding and health care to thousands of people affected by fighting in the Swat valley in north-west Pakistan
We also helped families who were split up to find each other again, as well as providing play facilities, schooling and trauma counselling, and support for those who have taken people into their homes and are struggling with extra mouths to feed.
Your generosity also helped us to provide vital aid to survivors of the 2005 earthquake in northern Pakistan, where thousands of people were killed and millions left homeless.
Money is still being spent on basic health, adult education and helping women with disabilities make a living as well as supporting extremely vulnerable people to access government funding to help them rebuild their lives.