Pakistan is located in southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea. It is between India on the east, Iran and Afghanistan on the west, and China in the north.
Pakistan has been involved in small conflicts since its separation from British-India in 1947. The country has also recently become the victim of severe natural disasters, the latest being massive widespread flooding the past 2 years in the khyber pakhtunkhwa region and Baluchistan and also the massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck in 2005 destroying thousands of homes and buildings in its wake. These natural disasters continue to take their toll on the people who still suffer from a lack of food, shelter, and water.
- Population: 187,343,000
- Infant Mortality Rate: 63.25 deaths/1,000 live births
- Average Family Income: $2,800
- Unemployment Rate: 5.6%
Life in Pakistan
Life began working in Pakistan in November 2001, primarily in response to the U.S.-Afghan war, to deal with the refugee infiltration from Afghanistan into Pakistan. Life immediately began providing food, shelter, and clothing to the impoverished refugees.
After the 2005 earthquake and the recent floods in the country, there were numerous victims left without shelter, and Life saw to it that they received distributions of medical supplies, tents, food, and various other forms of emergency relief.
Life is frequently transporting via air medical supplies, medicines and equipment to hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan through a partnership agreement with Pakistan International Airlines.
Medical In-Kind Distributions