THE squalid makeshift camps, home to the IDPs, the UN has warned could witness the outbreak of water-borne diseases in the days ahead because of the monsoon rains that are notorious for causing disease in vulnerable areas like refugee camps and other socially deprived, less developed areas. As ill luck would have it, the promise of monetary assistance that was pledged long ago has not yet been translated into reality. It is a sad commentary on the commitment of the international community, that out of a total of $543 million committed, only $193 million has been received. There are also fears that there will be a shortage of food and medical supplies in the coming weeks. Both the international players, since the whole issue indirectly relates to them, as well as the Pakistani government, must now join forces to take good care of these displaced persons. They must be facilitated to move back to the areas that have been mopped up which nonetheless would still be in need of new infrastructure like schools, roads, hospitals and more. But at the moments, the camps, keeping in view the warning from the UN, require a healthy dose of development, otherwise the apprehension that they could turn into terrorist breeding grounds, providing recruits to the militants, might become a reality.