Why does Pakistan need aid?
Since its founding in 1947, Pakistan has witnessed political instability and the fleeing of experienced medical professionals, which has contributed to a severely weakened health infrastructure in some areas of the country.
An estimated 60% of the population lives in neglected rural areas that lack proper medical facilities and infrastructure. These areas have high rates of child and maternal mortality, along with extremely high rates of malnutrition, tuberculosis and pneumonia. Furthermore, the devastating floods that ravaged the country in both 2010 and 2011 have further added to the woes of the remote and poverty stricken regions of the country.
How Merlin is helping
Following the severe floods that devastated Pakistan in 2010 and 2011, thousands are still struggling to rebuild their lives and healthcare is scarce. Merlin aid workers are still working hard to administer care to those in need.
How can you help?
When you make a donation to Merlin, you’ll be helping some of the poorest people on earth get the vital medical care they need to survive, and the services they need to thrive.
We will be there for the long haul, delivering medical expertise in one of the world’s toughest places. Please donate now to make a difference and save lives.