A history of U.S. interference worsened Pakistan’s devastating floods

By Maira Hayat, current Member in the School of Social Science

"As Pakistan is enduring devastating floods and an ongoing humanitarian disaster — including decimated crops, more than 500 children dead, hospitals filled with malaria and dengue-infected people and millions of people displaced from their homes — its water infrastructure and management have come under increasing scrutiny. It is tempting to turn to stories about mismanagement, dysfunction and disorder. But in fact, Pakistan’s water woes implicate multiple actors. Recognizing their responsibility for what has unfolded during the floods can lend credence to Pakistan’s message at the upcoming COP27 conference: that countries such as Pakistan, which are bearing the worst costs of climate change, must not bear them alone."

Read more at The Washington Post