A string of floods from torrential rain devastates numerous nations in Asia in the past week.
Two boys look at a destroyed house in Iligan City, in southern island of Mindanao, Philippines on December 19, 2011.
"It remains to be seen whether the government, the bureaucracy, and the military can hold back the waters," the Asia Society Associate Fellow said.
Dr. Geet Chainani is an American born in India, raised in New York City, trained as a medical doctor in the Caribbean, treating families in the tent cities of the flood waters of the Indus River, upstream from Karachi.
Floodwaters spread across the runway of the airport at Rockhampton, in eastern Queensland, Australia.
Foreign dignitaries, philanthropists, and political figures alike appealed for aid for Pakistan's devastating floods.