Our Developmental Sectors in Balochistan
Despite being the largest province, it is the least developed as compared to the other provinces with the vast population suffering from severe poverty, access to education, water and health.
Balochistan suffers in the desert climate, characterised by very cold winters and hot summers. Conditions are dry with temperatures consistently reaching 50 degrees centigrade (122 °F) in the summer and -15 degrees centigrade (5 °F) in the winter months. Education is one of the biggest problems in Balochistan. Only 1.3 million children have access to schools whereas, more than 3 million children have no access. Basic health units are scarce and very hard to reach for most. The few that are available lack very basic medicines and in a poor state of repair. Inevitably the spread of diseases of many types will prove fatal for the people of Balochistan due to no access to health care.
Develop Balochistan aims to provide relief for 5 focused sectors.
More than 5200 schools in the province are operating with a single teacher and there is a middle school gap of more than 2500 schools. Thousands of children who have no access to education are forced to work and become victims of child abuse.
Balochistan is currently suffering from a wave of drought conditions. Lack of water has increased the ratio of poverty disparity in the far-flung areas of the province where the majority of the population is already food insecure.
Health units are scarce and very hard to reach for most. The few that are available lack very basic medicines and in a poor state of repair. Inevitably the spread of diseases of many types will prove fatal for the people of Balochistan.
Nearly one half of the local population relies on unprotected wells, ponds, canals, or streams for their drinking water needs. Drinking water is often polluted and distributed without treatment.
Balochistan has serious challenges with food security, livelihoods and health. Balochistan has the highest poverty rate & infant and maternal mortality rate, a nutrition emergency has been declared.
Our Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals
The primary focus of the “Develop Balochistan” project will be in building a sustainable future for the people of the region.
All participants, partners and sponsors will embrace the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which have been approved by the UN in September 2015, as part of the development strategy.