Our Member Organizations

Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF) represents 44 International NonGovernmental Organisations
(INGOs) delivering humanitarian assistance and development projects in Pakistan.

AAR Japan is an international NGO that assists vulnerable populations globally, guided by neutrality and impartiality. Established in 1979, their programs include refugee assistance, disability inclusion, disaster relief, infection control, advocacy, mine action, and emergency support. Operating in 15 countries, including Japan, Pakistan, Turkey, Cambodia, and Zambia, AAR Japan aims to improve the lives of those affected by conflicts, disasters, and poverty. With support from around the world, they strive to create a global society where the weak are not neglected and minorities are not socially rejected, promoting peace and stability.

ACTED, an international NGO founded in Afghanistan in 1993, operates in Pakistan since 2005. It provides emergency relief and long-term development projects across provinces, benefiting over 19.6 million people. ACTED’s expertise lies in responding to sudden-onset disasters like floods. With operations in Baluchistan, KP, and Sindh, it collaborates with local communities and authorities. Supported by donors such as the UN, USAID-BHA, ECHO, and Start Fund, ACTED focuses on shelter, WASH, FSL, and EiE activities in 23 districts. Committed to immediate relief and sustainable growth, ACTED aims to save lives, meet needs in hard-to-reach areas, and foster development initiatives.

For over 15 years, Action Against Hunger has tackled hunger in Pakistan through emergency responses and long-term development programs. They aim to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty while improving access to clean water, sanitation, and health services in disaster-prone areas. Emphasizing community participation and capacity building, they collaborate with locals for sustainable solutions. In 2022, Action Against Hunger responded to floods in Sindh and Balochistan by providing emergency aid. Their efforts extend beyond immediate relief, focusing on addressing root causes like poverty, limited education, and economic opportunities. Through partnerships with local organizations and governments, they strive to create lasting change and build resilient communities.

Action For Humanity (AFH) is a prominent UK-based International NGO established in 2013 with a vision of A world of crises-resilient communities. Initially established as Syria Relief, AFH has been at the forefront of addressing the urgent needs arising from the conflict in Syria. However, AFH has expanded its mission beyond Syria to extend its support to other countries across the world. With operations spanning across 14 countries, AFH has broadened its scope to include regions such as the Palestinian Territories, Yemen, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Pakistan, and Chad. In its efforts to support the target populations, AFH delivers aid through emergency relief responses. This includes provision of Food aid, Non-Food Items (NFIs), healthcare services, and initiatives focused on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH). In Pakistan, AFH has been actively engaged since 2022 in various sectors, including Climate change, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), as well as Health initiatives. Notably, AFH is committed to preventing avoidable blindness among children in rural areas across Pakistan, demonstrating its dedication to addressing critical health issues within the country.

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and focuses on addressing climate change impacts and creating safe, sustainable habitats for prosperity and well-being. AKAH operates in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Pakistan, and India, with plans for expansion in Central Asia and East Africa. In Pakistan, AKAH implements programs nationwide, particularly targeting low-income communities, marginalized groups, and empowering civil society. AKAH’s initiatives align with AKDN’s Ethical Framework and aim to build resilient habitats and improve quality of life, while addressing climate change challenges.

Alight is a non-profit organization working for over 43 years in 20+ countries. Established in 1978, it improves the lives of marginalized communities through sectors like shelter, education, healthcare, nutrition, livelihood, skill development, and gender-based violence. In Pakistan since 2002, Alight implements successful humanitarian projects. Their focus on education, healthcare, and nutrition benefits vulnerable communities, especially women and children. Community development programs promote self-sufficiency. Skill development initiatives provide tools for sustainable livelihoods. Alight addresses gender-based violence through awareness, support, and policy advocacy. Overall, Alight’s work makes a significant impact, empowering vulnerable communities and promoting positive change.

CARE International in Pakistan (CIP) has operated since 2005, focusing on equal access to economic assets, decision-making, disaster response, and gender-focused programming. Registered with the Government of Pakistan, CIP collaborates with federal, provincial, and district governments to align projects with development goals. With offices in Islamabad, Quetta, and Sukkur, CIP empowers women and vulnerable communities by promoting gender equality, resilience, and sustainable livelihoods. Their efforts have a positive impact, improving the lives of marginalized communities and helping them build better futures.

CBM is a global development organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities in impoverished communities worldwide. With over 100 years of experience, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and consequence of disability. They collaborate with governments and NGOs to create inclusive societies. Their approach focuses on healthcare, education, and livelihood opportunities, while raising awareness and reducing stigma. CBM provides direct support to enhance independence and well-being. Their efforts empower millions of people with disabilities, promoting their participation in society and contributing to a more equitable world.

CESVI, an international aid organization, has been working for 35 years to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development in response to crises and disasters. Operating globally, CESVI focuses on social justice and human rights to bring positive change to vulnerable communities. In Pakistan, they began with earthquake rehabilitation and WASH support in 2005. With the support of 16 donors, they have implemented 50 projects benefiting over 2.5 million people. CESVI also played a role in COVID-19 response, strengthening public health and providing essential equipment. Currently, they are supporting flood-affected households in Sindh with funding from ECHO, USAID, and FCDO.

Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to eradicating poverty, fear, and oppression. In Pakistan, Concern has been at the forefront of responding to major crises, including floods, earthquakes, COVID-19, and droughts. Their successful Country Strategic Plan exceeded targets in 2022, supporting the poorest and most vulnerable communities. During recent floods, Concern provided integrated assistance to over one million vulnerable populations. They prioritize the participation of women, persons with disabilities, and older age people. Through local partnerships and community engagement, Concern continues to make a positive impact, advocating for a more equitable world.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is a leading humanitarian agency providing international relief and development assistance globally. In Pakistan, CRS has extensive experience in emergency response, education, and resilient livelihood initiatives. Following the 2022 floods, CRS remains committed to supporting vulnerable communities and enhancing resilience to future climate shocks. Through partnerships with local actors, CRS tailors programs to meet community needs and strengthen local capacity. Their focus on sustainable development has positively impacted millions. CRS’ dedication to aid and capacity building continues to make a difference, fostering a more equitable and just world.

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) is a German humanitarian organization that has been providing assistance worldwide for 65 years. It supports people affected by natural disasters, war, and displacement, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, religion, or political opinion. In Pakistan since 2005, DKH has delivered life-saving humanitarian aid and implemented Early Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Disaster Risk Reduction programs through local partners, benefiting over 1.5 million individuals. DKH’s actions are guided solely by the needs of those in emergency situations, aiming to provide support to those unable to cope on their own.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a foundation launched in 2002 to combat malnutrition. GAIN’s mission is to transform food systems to provide nutritious food for all, particularly the most vulnerable. It works with governments, businesses, and civil society in countries such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Tanzania. GAIN believes that everyone should have access to safe and affordable food, but one in three people worldwide face malnutrition. GAIN is dedicated to developing and implementing solutions to address this challenge and make a positive impact on those affected.

Handicap International is a global organization committed to supporting persons with disabilities and vulnerable populations in poverty, conflict, and disaster situations. Recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, it strives to meet their essential needs, improve living conditions, and promote dignity and rights. Handicap International has positively impacted millions in Pakistan through emergency responses, including Afghan refugees, earthquakes, floods, IDPs, and COVID-19. Known for its comprehensive mine action work, HI prioritizes people with disabilities, women, and children, aiming to improve their lives through essential services and support. It remains dedicated to making a positive impact worldwide.

HelpAge International is an international NGO dedicated to empowering older people by advocating for their rights, fighting discrimination, and addressing poverty. Through policy change, research, and community projects, HelpAge tackles global issues affecting older individuals, including climate change, health, social protection, and COVID-19. The organization collaborates with local partners to provide emergency relief, healthcare, and support during humanitarian crises. HelpAge also actively promotes the development of a United Nations convention on the rights of older persons through lobbying, advocacy, and inclusive engagement of older people and their organizations. It conducts research and produces resources to support the convention’s development.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) is a globally recognized humanitarian organization dedicated to providing emergency relief and long-term development programs in over 51 countries. HHRD aims to assist those in need through collaborations with various partners and organizations. By focusing on poverty-stricken regions, HHRD addresses the root causes of poverty and empowers local communities for sustainable change. The organization’s efforts have garnered recognition and accreditation, reflecting its commitment to delivering aid and support. HHRD strives to create a brighter future for vulnerable communities worldwide.

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (HELVETAS) is an international non-profit organization focused on development cooperation and emergency response. With a presence in 30 countries, HELVETAS addresses various thematic areas such as Water, Food, and Climate; Skills, Jobs, & Income; Voice, Inclusion, and Cohesion; and Humanitarian Response. In Pakistan since 1982, HELVETAS has implemented over 40 projects, collaborating with the government through signed MoUs. Their work spans agriculture, natural resource management, education, water governance, climate change, and more. HELVETAS has reached 1.6 million people through 10 projects in 2021, prioritizing community-centered development and high-quality processes.

HOPE’87 (Hundreds of Original Projects for Employment) is an Austrian non-profit initiative that supports youth employment and training projects worldwide. In Pakistan, HOPE’87 focuses on various areas such as youth employment, skills training, women empowerment, education, safer habitat, health, and disaster risk reduction. The organization collaborates with donors including the European Commission, ECHO, Austrian Development Cooperation, UN agencies, and private sector donors. HOPE’87’s programmatic approach aims to strengthen community resilience through education, livelihood development, gender equality, safer habitat promotion, capacity building, and disaster preparedness. The organization supports community-driven livelihood initiatives for poverty reduction and women’s socioeconomic empowerment.

Human Appeal (HA) is a UK-based non-governmental organization that operates in 24 countries worldwide, including Pakistan since 2005. Registered with the Ministry of Interior under revised legislation for INGOs, HA collaborates with government departments, civil society, and NGOs to address poverty, social injustice, and natural disasters. By providing immediate relief and implementing sustainable development programs, HA invests in effective solutions. Through strong partnerships, HA reaches hard-to-access areas during vulnerable times. The organization prioritizes stable healthcare, education, and livelihood programs for empowered communities, while also delivering essential aid like food, medical assistance, and emergency shelter. In 2022, HA implemented 29 projects in Pakistan, benefiting 1,646,371 people.

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global non-profit organization founded in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses. It is dedicated to providing healthcare training, relief, and development programs to save lives and alleviate suffering. As a private, non-political, and non-sectarian organization, IMC focuses on improving the quality of life in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training, healthcare services, and rapid emergency response, IMC rebuilds healthcare systems and promotes self-reliance. In Pakistan, IMC has responded to major emergencies, including the 2005 earthquake, conflict-affected IDPs from 2008 to 2014, devastating floods in 2011 and 2012, the 2014 earthquake, COVID-19 response in 2020-2021, and recent floods in 2022. During 2022, IMC implemented seven projects across 13 districts in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan, benefiting 641,320 beneficiaries.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps those affected by crises worldwide. In Pakistan, IRC focuses on safety, well-being, health, education, disaster risk reduction, and livelihoods. They work closely with government and non-governmental organizations to support marginalized communities. IRC’s comprehensive approach empowers people to rebuild their lives and become more resilient. They believe in everyone’s right to a dignified life and aim to make a difference in Pakistan, one community at a time. Their mission is to empower individuals affected by crises and build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

Islamic Relief (IR) in Pakistan, a prominent faith-inspired charity, has positively impacted millions over 31 years. Their transformative work has reached 9 million people in remote regions, responding to disasters such as earthquakes and floods. IR Pakistan tackles deep-rooted issues like poverty, education, health, water, sanitation, and sustainable livelihoods through effective partnerships with the government, private sector, INGOs, academia, and media. They are committed to addressing climate challenges through long-term collaborations. IR envisions a self-reliant, resilient, and safer Pakistan, empowering its people to create transformative changes.

JEN empowers individuals and disaster-affected communities to establish resilient, self-sustaining livelihoods. They prioritize local resources and individual strengths for community revitalization. JEN shares the stories of these communities, aiming to inspire global support for peace and respect for human life. Guided by the belief in equal value for all, JEN’s programs focus on economic well-being, disaster risk reduction, psychological recovery, health, and education. They collaborate closely with local governments and NGOs to address community needs and aspirations. Through sustainable solutions, JEN envisions a brighter future achieved through collective efforts.

Jhpiego, a global health organization, has led advancements in women and family health for over 50 years. Their transformative healthcare solutions address evolving needs. Partnering with governments, experts, and communities, Jhpiego builds healthcare providers’ skills and systems to save lives. Their strength lies in crisis response, ensuring vulnerable populations access life-saving services during emergencies. Jhpiego promotes health equity, enhances healthcare access for marginalized communities, and delivers sustainable change. Trusted in the global health community, Jhpiego’s commitment to innovation and impact ensures a brighter future for women and families worldwide.

Kokkyo naki Kodomotachi (KnK) is a humanitarian association aiding disadvantaged children, youth, and families since 1997. Operating in seven countries, they assist regardless of race, gender, religion, or beliefs. KnK specializes in life-saving aid, early recovery, and rehabilitation for natural disaster victims, as well as urgent support during conflicts. Collaborating with partners, including communities, governments, and NGOs, they prioritize vulnerable needs. KnK promotes children’s rights, offering education, healthcare, vocational training, and community development projects. Their sustainable solutions empower disadvantaged communities towards self-sufficiency. KnK’s dedication and humanitarian principles have earned trust as a reliable partner, striving for a world where every child thrives.

Malteser International (MI) has been providing vital assistance to communities in Pakistan since 2005. Through multi-sectoral projects in emergency aid, reconstruction, and transitional assistance, MI has supported regions across the country. They collaborate closely with national and local authorities, funded by various donors. MI’s comprehensive programming aids communities in recovering from natural disasters, conflicts, and other crises. Currently, they are implementing a project in the Sanghar District of Sindh, focusing on water, sanitation, hygiene, food security, livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction. MI prioritizes sustainability and impact through partnerships with local stakeholders and government authorities.

MdM, founded in 1980, is a global medical and humanitarian organization dedicated to ensuring universal access to healthcare. They prioritize populations affected by war, disasters, disease, poverty, and exclusion, providing essential medical services worldwide. MdM actively fights discrimination, addresses health and gender inequalities, and advocates for human dignity and rights. They aim to create a just and equitable world where everyone can lead healthy lives. With a presence in 16 countries, MdM responds to emergencies globally. Their work demonstrates that quality healthcare is a human right and crucial for sustainable development and global health equity.

Mercy Corps has been dedicated to alleviating suffering, poverty, and oppression by empowering communities for over 40 years. With a team of 5,400+ members, the organization has provided assistance exceeding $4 billion to over 220 million people. Their country-based and global support teams, along with technical experts in various fields, address global challenges. Since 1986, Mercy Corps has been operational in Pakistan, present in 120 districts across the country. Their work spans agriculture, food security, nutrition, financial inclusion, youth, gender, environment, governance, technology, and more.

Muslim Aid is an international non-profit organization established in the UK in 1985. In Pakistan, Muslim Aid Pakistan was founded in 2005 to support the government in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Their focus areas include water resource management, education, livelihoods, health, emergency response, and resilience building. Muslim Aid Pakistan strives to improve education access, especially for girls, through scholarships and training programs. They also provide economic opportunities through vocational training and financial support. In times of crisis, they offer emergency relief and promote community resilience. Muslim Aid Pakistan is making a significant impact in addressing pressing issues in the country.

Muslim Hands is a UK-based relief and development organization that was established in 1993. It operates in over 40 countries and is one of the largest Muslim charities in the UK. In Pakistan, Muslim Hands has a registered chapter with offices in 65 districts across the country. They are certified by the Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy and have partnerships with various organizations, including UN clusters and national authorities. Muslim Hands focuses on education, livelihoods, health, water and sanitation, infrastructure, environment, and emergency response. They work with donors, partners, governments, UN agencies, and communities to bring about positive social change.

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is a humanitarian organization working in Pakistan to address emergency response, sustainable development, and advocacy for human rights. NCA supports vulnerable communities during emergencies, improves livelihoods and food security, promotes education, advocates for gender equality and women’s empowerment, and implements water, sanitation, and hygiene projects. Their work aims to provide immediate assistance, enhance self-sufficiency, ensure access to quality education, empower women, and improve health conditions in marginalized communities. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to NCA’s official website or contact them directly. 

Oxfam has been active in Pakistan since 1973, working alongside civil society, the government, private sector, and local communities. Their efforts have focused on reducing poverty, addressing inequality, promoting effective governance, advancing gender equality, improving food security, and building resilience against climate change and disasters. Oxfam provides support to local partners, collaborates with government authorities, and delivers humanitarian assistance to those affected by crises. Their work in Pakistan is guided by the Oxfam Country Strategy, which outlines thematic priorities including economic justice, effective governance, gender justice, and saving lives both in the present and the future.

Qatar Charity (QC) is a non-profit organization established in 1992 in Doha, Qatar. It began working in Pakistan the same year and is registered with the Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan under the revised policy for regulating international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). QC focuses on six thematic areas, partnering with vulnerable communities, government institutions, civil society organizations, and private businesses to improve the lives of the poor, excluded, and vulnerable. With a country office in Islamabad and 17 district offices across Pakistan, QC strategically addresses grassroots developmental and humanitarian needs while maintaining alignment with government priorities. QC’s dedicated staff of over 184 brings expertise and resources to consistently enhance program quality and expansion, setting them apart in Pakistan’s charitable landscape.

Relief International (RI) is a long-standing humanitarian organization with a history of 60 years. With a dedicated team of over 5,100 staff and volunteers, RI operates in 16 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In Pakistan, RI has been active since 2005, initially responding to the devastating earthquake in the northern region. Since then, RI has been working nationwide, focusing on areas such as Education, Livelihood, Protection, Water, Sanitation, Health & Hygiene, Shelter & Non-Food Items, and Disaster Risk Reduction. Currently, RI’s operations extend to Districts Peshawar, Nowshera, Swabi, Charsadda, and Dera Ismail Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. RI collaborates with key stakeholders, including the Education Department, the Commissionerate of Afghan Refugees, and Provincial Disaster Management Authorities, to implement its interventions and support communities in the rehabilitation process.

Right To Play is a global organization dedicated to uplifting children through the transformative power of play. Since 2008, Right To Play has been active in Pakistan, operating in over 24 districts primarily in Sindh, KP, Islamabad, GB, and Punjab. With a focus on Quality Education and Girls’ Empowerment, Right To Play has positively impacted the lives of over 600,000 Pakistani children and youth. Their programs prioritize child protection, gender equity, and inclusion. Efforts include enhancing physical education curriculums, empowering adolescent girls with life skills and financial literacy, and providing humanitarian aid to flood-affected families through play-based activities and health/hygiene support.

Save the Children International (SCI) is a prominent global development organization operating in approximately 120 countries, prioritizing the well-being and rights of children. With a dedicated workforce of 25,000 staff members, SCI responds to major emergencies, implements innovative development programs, and advocates for children’s voices to be heard. Since its establishment in Pakistan in 1979, SCI has undertaken sustainable and impactful projects for deserving individuals, investing over USD 900 million and benefiting over 14 million people, including children and adults. Their initiatives encompass health and nutrition, education, child  protection, livelihoods, and humanitarian response. In 2022, Save the Children Pakistan’s flood response efforts have reached 200,000 individuals, including 102,000 children, through a USD 13 million investment.

Secours Islamique France (SIF) has been operating globally since 1991, with a presence in 20 countries and partnerships in over 30 countries. In Pakistan, SIF has been working since 2010, gaining over twelve years of experience assisting vulnerable populations in regions such as KP/FATA, AJK, Punjab, Balochistan, and Sindh. Their projects focus on integrated food security, livelihoods, WASH, and DRR to address the urgent needs of impoverished and vulnerable communities. SIF maintains a national office in Islamabad and has base offices in Peshawar, Quetta, and Tharparkar (Sindh). SIF is an active member of the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF) and has benefited over 2.4 million beneficiaries through their interventions in Pakistan.

SOLIDAR has been actively involved in Pakistan since 2010, gaining extensive experience in emergency response, livelihood, WASH, DRR, education, and child protection projects. They have implemented relief initiatives following the floods in 2010 and 2015, providing essential supplies, shelter, and education support. SOLIDAR adheres to SPHERE standards and focuses on building community resilience for future disasters. They have significant experience in education and protection projects, particularly in Punjab and KP provinces, benefiting disadvantaged communities, including Afghan refugee children. SOLIDAR is a member of the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum and an official partner of UNHCR in Islamabad Capital Territory. They collaborate with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for education support projects.

Solidarites International (SI) is an international non-governmental organization that works to assist those whose lives and health are threatened and to fulfil their basic needs, namely water, food, and shelter. After responding to emergencies by supplying assistance directly to those in need, Solidarites International helps vulnerable people until they regain their livelihoods and the autonomy needed to tackle the challenges of an uncertain future with dignity.  Solidarities International has been working in Pakistan on and off since 2080. In brief, in 1980, SI started the Afghanistan cross-border response and then shifted to Afghanistan. It resumed operation in the 2005 earthquake response for a couple of years. Again, it resumed the operation in the 2010 flood response and remained in the country until 2016. However, it was highly realized in the aftermath of the 2022 flood to join the response again. SI mainly responded in Sindh Province in partnership with different donors. Based on the lesson learnt and considering Pakistan’s fragile context, SI strategies to work on a longer-term basis. Water and food security remain the priority areas focusing on climate change adaptation (CCA), environmental considerations, disaster risk reduction, preparedness, and resilience.   

Tearfund is a UK-based relief and development organization founded in 1968, operating in 50 countries. Their goal is to transform individuals and communities by providing hope, dignity, and opportunity, with the belief that extreme poverty can be eradicated. Tearfund works alongside local communities and organizations, empowering them to lead and sustain development initiatives. They respond to both sudden disasters and ongoing crises, supporting collaborative and localized humanitarian responses. Their interventions focus on building resilience, strengthening capacities, promoting environmental restoration, sustainable livelihoods, and inclusive community transformation. Currently, Tearfund is active in 32 districts across Pakistan, partnering with 11 implementing organizations on various thematic areas including WASH, food security, livelihoods, community transformation, environmental and economic sustainability, capacity strengthening, and humanitarian response.

Triangle Génération Humanitaire is an International Solidarity Organization born in 1994 from the desire to develop a cross-disciplinary and sustainable expertise. TGH integrates emergency relief, rehabilitation and development in its programmes within a comprehensive approach, using an environmental approach wherever possible. Triangle Génération Humanitaire is organized around three technical departments covering its three main areas of expertise: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Food Security and Livelihood, and Education and Protection.For each of its interventions, TGH takes into account local strategies and knowledges, the economic situation of households, and the socio-economic and cultural organization distinct to the intervention area. TGH is currently working in 12 countries including Algeria, Myanmar, Iraq, Syria,Nepal, Central African Republic, Chad, North Korea, Sudan, Ukraine, Yemen and Pakistan.

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that utilises volunteers to deliver high impact development and humanitarian projects. Since we started operating in Pakistan in 1987, VSO engaged the skills and expertise of international specialist volunteers and national and community volunteers by placing them in over 70 partner organisations across Pakistan to support livelihood, education, health, and Safe Peaceful and Resilient Communities resilience initiatives.  Volunteering provides the foundation for systemic and sustainable change through a focus on inclusion, participation, empowerment, social action, ownership, and accountability. VSO employs a relational volunteering model which enables people, and in turn their organisations and communities, to play a central role in their own development. 

WaterAid is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving universal access to clean water, proper sanitation, and good hygiene practices. Since 1992, WaterAid has been collaborating with governmental and nongovernmental partners in Pakistan to ensure that these essential services are available to disadvantaged communities, with a particular focus on women and persons with disabilities. WaterAid employs a public health and climate adaptation approach, addressing current water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs while planning for long-term sustainability. Their interventions encompass hygiene behavior change, menstrual hygiene, rural and urban sanitation, safe water systems, WASH in institutions, and nature-based solutions for water conservation and wastewater treatment. WaterAid also works alongside sector partners to influence behavioral, institutional, and policy mechanisms to accelerate progress toward safe and sustainable WASH access for marginalized communities

Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is an international NGO based in Germany, dedicated to eradicating hunger and poverty worldwide. In Pakistan, WHH focuses on building resilience and supporting food and nutrition insecure communities in rural, semi-urban, and urban areas. Their work spans three sectors: Humanitarian Aid, Food and Nutrition Security, and Capacity Development. WHH projects prioritize the well-being of pregnant and lactating women, as well as children under five, employing a multi-sectoral approach that includes nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), agriculture, climate change adaptation, natural resource management, disaster risk reduction, income generation, and skill development. WHH emphasizes a food systems approach and integrates disaster risk reduction to enhance the capacity of communities, partners, local authorities, and the humanitarian and development community. WHH also supports anticipatory actions and humanitarian coordination, responding to emergencies such as the 2022 floods by providing humanitarian assistance to affected communities.

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