Trócaire began supporting projects in Pakistan in 1973 and opened an office in 2007. Originally our work focused on emergency situations but later progressed to developing more broadly socio-economic welfare projects. As of 30 November 2018 we are no longer working in Pakistan. However, we are reapplying for registration and hope to begin our life-changing work supporting vulnerable communities soon.
Pakistan is one of the most water scarce countries in the world. We worked with small farmers at individual and community level to ensure that they were equipped with the skills and knowledge to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
We worked with a number of partners across eight districts to respond, prevent and advocate on gender based violence. We provided women’s shelters, helplines, legal aid and awareness to communities, benefitting over 230,000 people.
Trocaire provided humanitarian assistance when needed. We were also working with Irish Aid to help 4,500 men and women across eight villages which were impacted by natural disasters. The scope of the work was to provide life skills, support and counselling while also supporting agricultural and enterprise development.
Last year our work directly benefited more than 274,000 people in Pakistan while indirectly benefitting 1.3 million people. This work is very important to the people of Pakistan and we hope to be able to continue our work in in the near future.