Photo from the Washington Post. Mohammad Saleem peruses his flood-ruined home in Moro, Pakistan.
Photo Credit: Shakil Adil
(The Washington Post) The US is reconsidering its five-year, $7.5 billion dollar aid package to Pakistan in light of the horrific floods. One fifth of Pakistan is now submerged due to the floods, and damages have affected over one million homes. Chief of the US Agency for International Development Rajiv Shah said of the aid package, “I fully envision some of the priorities will have to shift, and shift so that there’s more of a recovery and reconstruction focus.” Though the money was initially meant to foster development in Pakistan, it is now being adjusted according to the floods’ devastation.