Heavy monsoon rains and floods have left over a third of Pakistan under water. Our local team and partners are working urgently to help thousands of people affected by:
- distributing hygiene kits with antibacterial soap, toothpaste and mosquito repellent.
- disinfecting water resources.
- setting up safely managed toilets.
- supporting women and girls with menstrual hygiene kits.
Our work in Pakistan
WaterAid has worked in Pakistan, where 21 million people don't have clean water and 70 million lack decent toilets, since 2006. Our Country Director, Arif Jabbar Khan, has visited some of the hardest hit communities:
“The situation for families is extremely dire and it is likely to continue for months. People have lost their homes, their belongings, they have lost family members. Clean water sources and toilets have been washed away or damaged, meaning people are forced to drink contaminated water – with disease outbreaks only one glass of dirty water away.
"It’s vital to help people with food and shelter, but also soap and water so they can practise basic hygiene and avoid diseases like diarrhoea.”
After the flood waters have receded, our response will continue, as the huge task of rebuilding damaged water sources and toilets begins.
We’re an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
Since 1981, we’ve directly reached 28 million people with clean water; 28 million with decent toilets; and 26 million with good hygiene.
Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last can people change their lives for good. With our supporters and partners, we will change millions of lives for the better.
How we work
We work closely with partners internationally and on the ground to help achieve widespread change. Millions of people have already taken control of their lives and built better futures thanks to clean water and safe sanitation.
We do more than install taps and toilets. To make lasting change happen on a massive scale, we convince governments to change laws; link policy makers with people on the ground; change attitudes and behaviours; pool knowledge and resources; and rally support from people and organisations around the world.
We are not an emergency response organisation. However, when disasters affect the communities we work with directly, and when our local partners on the ground are ready and able, we take action to support people affected.
Our fundraising promise to you
We’ll use your donations in the best way possible. In every £1 we spent, 74p went on delivering services and making change happen and 26p went on fundraising and governance*