Addressing Pakistan's New IDP Crisis
A Conversation with
Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations
George Rupp, President, International Rescue Committee
Mahnaz Ispahani, Independent Scholar & Foundation Consultant; Former Senior Fellow for South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
The collapse of the controversial truce between the government of Pakistan the Taliban in Swat and a broadening military offensive in the north-west has created a humanitarian crisis in Pakistan. According to military officials and international refugee agencies, the number of people who have fled fighting has increased to more than 1 million. Prime Minister Gilani has already appealed to the world for help. Please join us for a discussion for an update on the current situation as well as on what Pakistan and the world can and must do to respond.