Programs Pakistan
Program Map of Pakistan
ARC Pakistan

Head Office: Islamabad

Where ARC Works in Pakistan: Balochistan

People We Serve: More than 70,000 Afghan refugees in Surkhab, Saranan and Mohammad Khail refugee camps as well as 5 villages in the district of Pishin

Since the 1970’s, three million Afghan refugees have fled into Pakistan to escape conflict and drought. ARC has provided health care and other services to these refugees since establishing operations in Pakistan in 2002. While many people have returned to Afghanistan, more than one million remain in Pakistani refugee camps.

In addition to offering shelter and security to people displaced by ongoing conflict, ARC has also provided emergency services to Pakistanis following earthquakes in 2005 and 2008 and floods in 2007, 2010 and 2011.

What ARC does in Pakistan:
  • Healthcare Training 
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Reproductive Health Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • Psychosocial Counseling
  • Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Treatment
  • Nutrition
  • Education
  Operational Since: 2002

Since 2002, ARC has worked in refugee camps near the western city of Quetta, focusing on providing health care and training members of the community in basic health services.

ARC currently manages 5 health centers providing health care to over 20,000 Afghan refugees.

ARC Pakistan factsheet


After two major earthquakes struck Balochistan in 2013, affecting over 200,000 people, ARC’s monitoring of the situation helped to build capacity during the emergency response. When floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains affected 1.5 million people, causing widespread loss and damage across the country, ARC responded by integrating livelihood programing into traditional emergency response efforts with an eye towards fostering long term development after the crisis had abated.

In response to the 2010 monsoon flooding, ARC constructed emergency and transitional shelter for 2,000 households in Balochistan province; 200 in Sibi, 800 in Naserabad and 1,000 in Jafferabad. We also installed 119 hand pumps to provide safe drinking water to 13,950 community members, and constructed 1,399 latrines to provide coverage for up to 10,000 individuals.

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