Lahore, Pakistan — This bustling northern city is Pakistan's cultural heart and until last year it had been relatively immune to the terror that has traumatized so many Pakistanis.
But as a military campaign to "clear out" the Taliban rages in tribal regions, urban centers like Lahore have become vulnerable to suicide bombings. FULL POST
Camp Jalozai, Pakistan — The first thing you notice about this camp is the sprawl. U.N. tarps as far as the eye can see. And with the sun blazing already at 10 in the morning, you can only imagine how hot it gets under those tarps.
This is going to be a long summer at this displacement camp, the largest in Asia. There is a mini-heatwave stifling Pakistan right now. Along with the heat, the homeless here can expect diarrhoea, skin rashes and hours of uncomfortable living.
The U.N. officials we met were pretty straight up with us, they said conditions were quite good in the camp compared to some others around the world. FULL POST