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Head Office: Islamabad

Where ARC Works in Pakistan: Balochistan

People We Serve: More than 600,000 Afghan refugees in Surkhab, Saranan and Mohammad Khail refugee camps

Since the 1970’s, three million Afghan refugees have fled to Pakistan to escape drought and constant conflict and threats. ARC has been providing health care and other services to these refugees since establishing operations in Pakistan in 2002. While many people have returned to Afghanistan, more than one million remain in refugee camps in Pakistan.

In addition to being a refuge for persons displaced by ongoing conflict, in the past decade ARC has provided services to Pakistanis following several natural disasters: earthquakes in 2005 and 2008 and floods in 2007, 2010 and 2011.

What ARC does in Pakistan:
  • Healthcare Training 
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Reproductive Health Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • Psychosocial Counseling
  • Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Treatment
  • Nutrition
  • Livelihoods Support & Vocational Training
  Operational Since: 2002

Since 2002, ARC has worked in refugee camps near the western city of Quetta, focusing on providing health care and training members of the community in basic health services.

ARC currently manages 6 health centers providing health care to over 20,000 Afghan refugees.

ARC Pakistan factsheet

Milestones:

In response to the 2010 monsoon flooding, ARC constructed emergency and transitional shelter for 2,000 households in Balochistan province; 200 in Sibi, 800 in Naserabad and 1,000 in Jafferabad. We also installed 119 hand pumps to provide safe drinking water to 13,950 community members, and constructed 1399 latrines to provide coverage for up to 10,000 individuals.

After the massive earthquake of October, 2005, ARC began operating in the northern part of the country, providing emergency health care, supplies, shelter and food aid for survivors.

Current Needs:



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