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Pakistan Floods Threaten Fragile Government





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Pakistan's historic floods have displaced millions of people and covered over one-fifth of the nuclear armed South Asian state.  They now threaten to destabilize its government. The scope of the crisis is so vast with the aid flowing in so slowly, the Taliban has seized the initiative to capitalize on growing anger to turn desperate people to their cause.

Aid is difficult with Pakistan because of a history of corruption and suspicion that monies will flow either to officials or to the Taliban with little going to the people in need. NGOs such as Save the Children, UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders have pointed out that their aid does not flow through the Pakistani government, but is sent to support the people directly.   Continued...




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