Our impact after the Pakistan floods

Watch a film about our work in response to the Pakistan floods.

The situation in Pakistan

Unprecedented flooding and devastating earthquakes regularly wreak havoc on Pakistan, one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. These disasters, combined with economic shocks and political instability have led to millions of displaced and at-risk people all across Pakistan. 

To add to the difficulties facing the country, the security situation has become increasingly volatile, with recent bombings and direct attacks from armed militants on the humanitarian community. This instability is one of the greatest challenges to relief efforts.

Our Pakistan office is based in Islamabad in Pakistan.

Our programme

Since early 2010 we’ve been providing training to scores of aid workers, humanitarian organisations and government agencies. With access to affected populations difficult  for International NGOs, it falls to a growing number of local NGOs to deliver aid to ensure immediate needs are met, including shelter, water and sanitation. Our work is essential in ensuring that local aid workers are equipped with the necessary skills to deal with current emergencies, and to prepare for future disasters.


Our achievements in 2012

  • Delivered 45 courses covering 12 topics.

  • Trained 1012 staff from both international and national agencies.

  • Offered trainings in 5 locations: Islamabad, Hyderabad, Karachi, Muzzafarabad, Peshawar.

  • 89% of trainees were national staff.

  • 89% of participants rated the course ‘excellent or very good’ on improvement of skills and knowledge.

Our courses

The courses we run in Pakistan include both open courses and tailor-made courses fit for junior-, mid-, and senior-level staff. 

The courses cover the following topics:

  • Safety & Security: Crisis & Security Management, Drivers Safety & First Aid, Hostage Incident Management, Security Guard Training
  • Logistics & Technical Support: Basic Driving & First Aid, Field Logistics in Emergencies, Warehouse Operations Management
  • Staff Welfare: Human Resource Management
  • Humanitarian Practice: Basics of Humanitarian Practice, Children in Emergencies, Do No Harm, Essentials of Humanitarian Practice
  • Project Management: Communication & Reporting, Communications, Reporting & Time Management, Managing People & Projects in Emergencies, Monitoring & Evaluation, Project Management in Development-Pro 1, Proposal & Report Writing
  • Disaster Risk Reduction: Community Based Disaster Risk Management

For more information about our courses in Pakistan take a look at our training calendar or contact us directly at