Obviously, the US is struggling with the consequences of a warmer Gulf of Mexico and the shift in the US population toward hurricane zones. I am still waiting for a fully developed federal "plan" for rebuilding, and I am sure New Orleans is too. Financing reconstruction with a diminished tax base ain't gonna be easy.
But donor and disaster fatigue are not a great excuse; Pakistan is not exactly a strategically insignificant country in the war v. terrorism. The Wall Street Journal:
"A thinly stretched international aid machine is sputtering in a politically volatile region. The aid crunch is unfolding in an area populated with Muslim militants who once received tacit support from the Pakistani government .... Some analysts say a humanitarian crisis could further inflame sentiment against Western countries that are viewed as coming up short on compassion and cash."
I second Suzanne Nossel.