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Caritas Pakistan

Caritas Pakistan was established in 1965. Through time, it advanced from a relief work organisation into a development organisation. What makes it unique throughout the country is its ongoing presence in communities, before, during and after crisis situations, serving the poor, children, women and men of all races and religions. Caritas empowers people to participate fully in all matters affecting their lives, and it advocates on their behalf at national and international forums.

Its mandate includes integral development, advocacy, peace building, respect for human rights, support for proper stewardship of the environment and emergency relief. As regards to all calamities and disaster occurring in Pakistan, its main interventions in this area are: Emergency Response and Preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction, Livelihood, Peace Building, Capacity Building and Health and WASH Project.

Major development projects include Rehabilitation of Nagarparker in the South of Pakistan in the year 2000 (Construction of Dams, Water tanks and Reservoirs). It also played a key role being part of the consortium of agencies delivering a multi-million dollar programme for support to the Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Caritas Pakistan is active in the rehabilitation of the victims of the earthquake of October 2005, the massive floods of 2010, 2011 and 2012. In the rehabilitation phase, Caritas Pakistan is involved in the sectors of Health, Livelihood and Shelter.

Food for all, climate change, tree plantation and disaster awareness are relevant campaigns carried out by the organisation. These and other activities are implemented through the seven diocesan units and the National Secretariat, with the work of its nationwide staff plus 5000 volunteers.

Major partners include confederation members, UN agencies, humanitarian organizations as well as government associated organizations.

Caritas Updates from Pakistan

  • Aid reaching flood-hit Pakistan

Aid reaching flood-hit Pakistan

  • 18 August 2015
As heavy rains hit Pakistan, we hear the story of Lucia Bibi, who was buried alive with her children after the thatched roof of her house collapsed during a heavy downpour. Find out how Caritas is helping.
  • Hundreds of villages flooded in Pakistan

Hundreds of villages flooded in Pakistan

  • 10 September 2014
The heaviest rains in 50 years have triggered flash floods in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab province of Pakistan. As floods chaos continues, Caritas Pakistan workers are visiting different dioceses to assess the emergency.
  • Epic floods in India and Pakistan

Epic floods in India and Pakistan

  • 10 September 2014
Heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in Jammu and Kashmir in India and across the border in Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan.


Caritas Pakistan Info


Postal Address 23/3 Race Course Road Lahore,
Telephone +92 42 3631 5584
+92 42 3631 5585
Fax +92 42 3636 8704
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