The United States will need to provide the leadership in rallying the world to help Pakistan. A State Department press release said that "approximately $76 million in assistance is being provided by the U.S. to flood-affected populations in Pakistan... to provide emergency shelter, food, health care, clean water and sanitation."
For the food component of this relief, the "U.S. has supplied a month’s ration of food to about 191,000 people through our partnership with the World Food Program. U.S.-funded food rations currently are reaching about 20,000 people per day... the U.S. is providing Save the Children (SCF) with $4.1 million for food vouchers enabling flood victims to purchase food in their local markets."
The crisis facing Pakistan is a huge challenge for the international community. First is the emergency response to save lives and then follows a reconstruction that will need food as the foundation. This food can also provide hope for Pakistanis and offer the best chance for peace in their conflict-torn and impoverished country.