ACTED is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris, founded in 1993. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency. Our Mission is to support vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises, and to accompany them in building a better future; thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals. ACTED’s vision is Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development, to provide continued support to vulnerable communities as their needs shift from emergency relief into recovery, and sustainable development. We aim to ensure the sustainability of our post-crises interventions by engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle and foster development.
ACTED has been present in Pakistan since 1993, when it registered its first office in Peshawar. Since, we have developed extensive experience in programmes focusing on emergency response, local governance and community mobilization, on and off-farm livelihoods support, education and vocational training, community-based rehabilitation and construction, shelter, water and sanitation and health and hygiene. In addition, ACTED has been providing monitoring, evaluation, information management and mapping services to a wide range of stakeholders in Pakistan to promote humanitarian coordination and effectiveness.
In recent years, ACTED has provided extensive emergency and early recovery assistance to disaster-affected families in Pakistan. This assistance has included shelter construction, food distributions, the provision of clean water and sanitation facilities, hygiene campaigns and support for the resumption of livelihoods activities through the distribution of seeds, livestock and farming tools, the promotion of home-based micro-businesses for women and cash for work schemes including the rehabilitation of community productive infrastructure. Today, ACTED’s experienced team of 700 national staff and 11 international staff continues to support the relief, recovery and development needs of disaster-affected and vulnerable communities in KPK, Sindh and FATA.