People waiting in line for aid at a tent distribution point in northwest Pakistan

People waiting in line for aid at a tent distribution point in northwest Pakistan

Waterborne diseases and food-and-water shortages follow the worst floods in Pakistan’s recorded history. Millions of lives and political stability are threatened. The international relief effort and why many are still not getting help.


  • Paul Roepe co-director, the Center for Infectious Disease at Georgetown University; professor of chemistry at Georgetown University Medical Center.
  • Molly Kinder senior policy analyst and manager of U.S. development strategy in Pakistan for the Center for Global Development.
  • Moeed Yusuf South Asia adviser and manager of the Pakistan program for the United States Institute of Peace.

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