Partnerships and funding
Pakistan Humanitarian Forum
Tearfund is an active member of the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF), a network of 38 international NGOs operating in Pakistan. In 2021, Tearfund served as a member of the PHF’s Executive Committee and worked in collaboration with other organisations to highlight the contribution of international humanitarian and development agencies in improving the livelihoods and wellbeing of millions of people across Pakistan, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tearfund is currently serving as a member of the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Pakistan Hub of the Start Network. The Pakistan Hub aims to create a proactive, resilient, locally-led and innovative humanitarian network. We do this by addressing emerging challenges and supporting vulnerable communities to prepare for future crises.
Disasters and Emergency Committee
Tearfund worked with the Disasters and Emergencies Committee (DEC) to provide water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support, as well as shelter to 56,000 people affected by extreme floods from 2010 to 2013. The Scottish Government provided additional funding, enabling us to extend the programme and support 59,000 people to rebuild their livelihoods from 2013 to 2017.
Shifting the Power
From 2015 to 2018, Tearfund led the Pakistan component of a multi-country project, funded by the UK Government, called Shifting the Power. This focused on advocating for, and strengthening the capacity of, local humanitarian organisations in Pakistan.
UK Government Aid Match Funding
Tearfund is currently implementing a three-year solid waste management intervention in Karachi, Sindh, funded by the UK Government’s Aid Match programme. We aim to reach 24,000 households by 2023.