“A displaced girl looks out from her tent in Shah Mansour refugee camp, in northwest Pakistan, Tuesday, June 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)” Source: Children in Pakistan, The Big Picture, Boston.com
Pakistan, besides the much heralded War Against Terror that every major newspaper reports daily, is undergoing now a bigger and potentially more devastating future problem. That’s the current humanitarian crises, with a displaced population of close to 3 million people.
“The real battles this summer against the Taliban and al-Qaeda will be fought in Pakistan as much as in Afghanistan. By refusing to see this humanitarian crisis as an exercise in winning hearts and minds, however, the world seems to be sleepwalking its way to defeat.” Source: Ahmed Rashid, Hearts on The Line in Pakistan, The Washington Post.
For more on Pakistan, see Foreign Policy’s Cheat Sheet, the Idiot’s Guide to Pakistan.