Half million Pakistanis displaced by last summer's floods may be among the first wave of climate refugees.
Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro introduces a series of reports on global population.
Following Pakistan's floods, U.S. policy of humanitarian aid accompanied by continuing drone attacks exacerbates rather than alleviates tensions.
Pakistan is still struggling to emerge from the August flooding that wreaked havoc in the country. While America is contributing to aid, its foreign policy is not helping to win the people's hearts and minds.
As floodwaters in Pakistan recede, problems remain for the 1.4 million internally displaced people.
Unlike in southern regions where the floodwaters slowly and stealthily supersaturated entire villages, the waters in the north raged through mountain ravines with the ferocity of a runaway train. Today, parts of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province still resemble a warzone: battered bridges, crushed schools, and leveled villages.
In post-flood Pakistan, the psychological trauma of displacement ripples throughout the country, but mental health workers are few and far between.
Floods in Sukkur, Pakistan exacerbate poverty and social tensions as relief efforts create an uneasy collaboration between corporate and humanitarian interests.
Sukkur, Pakistan, now dotted with an estimated 200 camps for internally displaced people, was the frontline for flood damage caused by the overflowing Indus River.
Fashion designer Yousuf Bashir Qureshi is among many Pakistanis who, lacking faith in the government, took flood relief efforts into their own hands.
Relief camps provide temporary homes for many previously impoverished and now displaced by severe flooding in Pakistan.
Pakistan's flooding has exacerbated pre-existing health challenges for thousands of displaced people, and relief teams are finding that the most effective aid often comes from locally-based organizations.