Since the country’s founding in 1947, the ICRC has responded to numerous humanitarian emergencies in Pakistan over the years.

The ICRC sets up mobile medical units with Pakistan Red Crescent and Indus Hospital in Balochistan to aid flood-affected communities.

Our work in Pakistan

Building on our core principle of humanity, the ICRC has been working with vulnerable communities in Pakistan since 1947, ensuring basic health care that meets universally recognized standards and providing physical rehabilitation services and community-based risk education. We also help reunite families through our Restoring Family Links programme, promote respect for international humanitarian law and support the dignified management of the dead in emergencies.

Saving lives, alleviating suffering and responding to people’s needs are the driving force of our humanitarian work. We do this by facilitating the meaningful participation of people in need of our support and ensuring that they have space and agency within our humanitarian response. Whether it is health-care workers, emergency responders, armed forces personnel or legal practitioners, our work with all groups concerned is guided by a contextualized understanding of their needs.

Lyari. Three women from a family of 11 people enjoy a happy moment. They lost everything when they fled their home which they found completely destroyed when they returned. They decided to move to three smaller quarters and rebuild their lives.

The impact of our work - In 2022

1 million
patients provided with basic emergency care
people trained in first aid
people with disabilities provided with assistance
flood-affected households receive prepaid mobile cards
families able to restore contact with loved ones abroad
people engaged in discussions, workshops, contests and training sessions on IHL
forensic specialists engaged in expert-level training sessions
participants engaged in 56 training sessions for making health care safer
people taught about safer behaviours regarding weapon contamination.

Contact us


Plot 31, Shabbir Sharif Road, G-11 Markaz Islamabad, Pakistan


+92 (0)51 884 2001

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Our work with the Pakistan Red Crescent

The Pakistan Red Crescent is the ICRC’s primary humanitarian partner in Pakistan. During humanitarian emergencies, we strive to ensure that the National Society is well-supported in order to save as many lives as possible. This is done through financial and technical support in the restoration of family links, first aid and pre-hospital care, community-based risk awareness and disaster management.