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Poverty remains one of Pakistan’s most serious challenges. According to the United Nations, an estimate of one third of the Pakistani population live below the poverty line, and almost half of the population consumes just one meal a day.

Economic gains made in the country in the 1980s and 1990s have receded in recent years. And although the country suffers from internal instability caused by political conflicts, it is the home to one million refugees from neighboring Afghanistan.

Pakistan is also prone to a number of natural disasters and has been susceptible to droughts, floods, earthquakes and cyclones. Each natural disaster dislocates Pakistan’s inhabitants, creating countless internally uprooted people.
 
The devastating floods that struck Pakistan in the summer of 2010 killed approximately 2,000 people and affected the lives of more than 20 million people. The flood waters damaged or destroyed 1.9 million houses and also decimated 6.2 million acres of crops in a country that is highly dependent on agriculture.

It will take joint effort from the humanitarian community and long-term commitments to help Pakistan rebuild its infrastructure and begin to properly address the health, education and livelihood needs of its people.

Pakistan - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

Pakistan Flood Relief 2011

Pakistan Flood Relief 2011 - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

Pakistan Flood Relief campaign continues to relieve effected families from instability and suffering. continue reading »

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Vital Stats

Population: 167,800,000
Infant Mortality Rate: 70 deaths /1000 births
Life Expectancy: 63 years
Major Diseases: High risk bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, Typhoid fever, dengue fever, malaria, cutaneous leishmaniasis, rabies
Religions: Muslim - 97%
Christian and Hindu - 3%
Literacy Rate: 50 %
Unemployment Rate: 7 %
Poverty Rate: 35 %
Natural Hazards: Frequent earthquakes which are more severe toward the north and west, flooding along the Indus River after the heavy summer rains