Population: 202.2 Million
Development Context: Poor rural households difficult to reach by national large-scale interventions
Poverty Rate: 24.3%
GDP (Per Capita) $1547.85
Recurring Disasters: Floods and landslides


Currently, 64 percent of the nation is younger than 30. Pakistan now has more young people than it has ever had, and this is forecasted to continue to increase until at least 2050.

Key Issues

  • National water and sanitation averages have improved, but very high inequality between the richest and poorest still persists.
  • Absolute inequalities are greatest in countries with the largest spread between the richest and the poorest, such as Pakistan for hygiene.
  • Poor rural households are difficult to reach by national large-scale interventions, and are the main focus of UMR grassroots efforts.

UMR Engagement

  • UMR Pakistan prioritizes agile efforts that can quickly reach disaster-affected populations, and micro-targeted interventions that reach remote and rural communities. UMR Pakistan is committed to the global SDG principle to ‘leave no one behind’ by helping the Government of Pakistan alleviate the burden of poverty on populations that are difficult to reach. As a result, UMR has been closely working with its partners to improve the lives of millions of people across Pakistan by providing humanitarian assistance to the needy, affected and marginalized population Since 2015.
  • UMR core program value mainly focuses on improvement of people lives through implementation of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Child Protection and Food Distribution projects across Pakistan.


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