Pakistan is one of the world's countries most affected by climate change. Extreme rainfall and earthquakes – the country is repeatedly hit by severe natural disasters. Especially the smallholders suffer from the regular earthquakes, flooding and landslides. Their houses are swept away by nature’s force, and fields and irrigation systems are destroyed. The crops in the fields are ruined, and fields cannot be prepared for planting. Welthungerhilfe is implementing both acute emergency aid and long-term development projects in Pakistan. Disaster preparedness measures also help people to be better equipped for future emergencies, such as heavy monsoon rains.