20 million people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan in the past three weeks, in what some say is the worst natural catastrophe in recent history. However, even with the United Nations calling for $459 million for immediate relief efforts, aid assistance is still only trickling in. Whether it is "compassion fatigue," lack of funds or a distrust in the Pakistani government's transparency ? the real question is, will a failure to act now have greater foreign policy implications for the future stability of the region? We speak with Michelle Fanzo, project leader for the World Policy Institute. Issam Ahmed, who reports for the Christian Science Monitor is in Pakistan and he updates us on the situation on the ground.

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