Obviously not your opinion on the actual floods – i don’t think anybody can disagree that it was a horrible tragedy for many innocent people.

No, I mean more about how the other nations have reacted. One thing I have noticed is that, while more people have been affected (not killed, affected) than the Haiti earthquake, it has received less coverage. Where is Pakistan’s charity single?

I ask this because I am writing a guest post on a friends blog about the recent disaster. I’m interested in other people’s opinion.

So, why do you think that Pakistan has received less coverage than other disasters?

I, like many people, believe that it has its roots in racism. Whilst many people have not been brave enough to mention this factor, I think it is there. Where I come from, anybody with brown skin is automatically labelled a ‘Paki’ – even if they are Indian, nobody cares enough to differentiate. (I am a British White Male, by the way).

I was speaking to somebody the other day about this, and his reply actually shocked me. He said ‘Well, its not like we’re going to run out of them, is it?’.

I also read about a group with terrorist (al-Qaeda) connections, giving out aid in the poorest regions, do you believe this will spur terrorism on? I personally believe that in five, ten years, the young children of rural Pakistan are going to remember who it was that helped them when they needed it the most.

So, what do YOU personally believe, what are YOUR thoughts on the whole situation?

And finally, do you think the world is falling apart?
@Harley Drive – interesting! Although, they could have double that population, it wouldn’t matter. The rural population are poor, and their crops have been destroyed. Many areas of Pakistan are unreachable due to the floods now, so its very difficult for the government to help. Nice answer though, to the point. Thanks!

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