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Pakistan Flood Crisis: Assistance Meager, Slow

Typically, the world community responds with more vigor and compassion to immediate crises like earthquakes, hurricanes and the like than to “routine” crises like disease or hunger. That’s because the devastation and human toll is more visible.




Right now, anywhere from 10 to 20 million people in Pakistan are reportedly at risk due to massive flooding and destruction. Yet, by most accounts, the humanitarian response has been slow and woefully insufficient so far.

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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.