Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Right now, it is hell on Earth

It is Pakistan, where floods have led to death, misery, starvation and destruction of homes. But why is it that the world appears to not be reacting to the devastation in the same way it did Haiti (for example).

Mosharraf Zaidi, a former adviser to the United Nations, has some thoughts.

I've watched BBC reports over the past three nights from Pakistan, and I'm reminded of how humanity is connected (and for reasons that go far beyond technology). But that connectivity appears both elastic and at times forgotten.

Abundant care and concern is offered when selected nations suffer great losses, but those traits aren't always on display. Why is that?

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