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Pakistan’s Flood Emergency: A Live Web Chat With Elizabeth Ferris

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

Washington, DC

The floods that began in Pakistan at the end of July have triggered a humanitarian disaster of staggering levels, and the situation is still getting worse.

Brookings expert Elizabeth Ferris believes that the Pakistan floods will be one of the worst crises in history, as it has affected more than 20 million people and destroyed a significant portion of Pakistan’s agriculture. On September 15, Ferris answered your questions about the disaster, specifically the short- and long-term challenges faced by the Pakistani government and the international community in responding to the floods. David Mark, senior editor at POLITICO, moderated the discussion.

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