Arguably the biggest global story that is getting the least attention here in the west are the monsoon induced floods in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Pakistan is by far the hardest hit. Some 138 people have been killed and five million people affected by the seemingly endless rains. Though not as bad as last year’s epic flooding, the humanitarian situation in flood affected areas of Pakistan is acute. It is so bad, in fact, that President Zidari called Ban Ki Moon yesterday to ask the UN to issue an emergency humanitarian appeal for the flood affected regions.