Pakistan

In Pakistan's Sindh province, Action Against Hunger is helping farmers grow Zinc-enriched wheat for improved nutrition. Abdul Razzak, 30, received training in Crop Cultivation which has helped him increase his yearly yield.
Khaula Jamil
Action Against Hunger, Pakistan

The State of Hunger in Pakistan

Pakistan has South Asia’s second largest economy, but inequality, poverty, conflict, and limited access to basic social services have limited its development. The country is vulnerable to frequent climate shocks, such as floods and droughts, leaving millions at risk of hunger and in need of humanitarian assistance. Pakistan also hosts millions of refugees from neighboring Afghanistan.

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How We're Helping in Pakistan

Action Against Hunger works with local partners and government agencies to improve the country’s health system and capacity to treat and prevent malnutrition. We also support farmers, especially women, to grow crops and raise livestock in the face of climate change.

35 year old, Rozina, is a small scale entrepreneur who received a rooster from Action Against Hunger as well as its feed. As a result she has been able to save money on meat and eggs therefore, saving on monthly income.
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People Benefited From Food Security & Livelihoods Support

Kiran, a mother of a malnourished 6 month old baby girl named Ruksana, has been receiving treatment for her child from Action Against Hunger.
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People Reached By Nutrition & Health Programs

Ashraf Qasqariya, a trainer at the Farmer Field School (FFS), conducts a Community Mobilization Session on Kitchen Gardening in Jamot Village
Khaula Jamil
Action Against Hunger, Pakistan
One of the demonstration plots at an Action Against Hunger Farmer Field School in Pakistan.
Khaula Jamil
Action Against Hunger, Pakistan
Dr. Zarina Lashari, a nutrition assistant, consults with a mother and child at an outpatient treatment center in Sindh, Pakistan.
Khaula Jamil
Action Against Hunger, Pakistan

At Action Against Hunger's Farmer Field Schools, agriculture experts teach farmers climate-smart growing techniques, introduce nutritious, resilient crops, and provide practice plots for people to test what they’ve learned.

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To prevent malnutrition by improving diets, we help farmers to set up biofortification programs for their crops designed to fill dietary gaps, such as common micronutrient deficiencies like iron, vitamin A, and Zinc.

“A health worker, Nausheen, told me about this center - that they are treating children and provide nutritional care, which is beneficial for children’s health. So, I brought my daughter here and now she is much better than before.””

— Kausar, mother of six-month-old Zainab, who was treated for malnutrition by Action Against Hunger.

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