Friday, August 27, 2010

We should care about Pakistan

The world neglects aid to Pakistan - if we compare it to Haiti- given the scale of the disaster. In his blog*, Robert Reich, an academic and former US secretary of Labor, explains why we should be concerned about it:

Flooding there has already stranded 20 million people, more than 10 percent of the population. A fifth of the nation is underwater. More than 3.5 million children are in imminent danger of contracting cholera and acute diarrhea; millions more are in danger of starving if they don’t get help soon. More than 1,500 have already been killed by the floods.

This is a human disaster. It’s also a frightening opening for the Taliban.

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