Osama bin Laden released a tape Friday criticizing the Pakistani government's handling of getting aid to flood victims in the country.
The al Qaeda leader depicted officials in the region as uncaring. He then called for the development of "well-funded" relief organizations to help Muslims.
Bin Laden said if governments spent one percent of what they spend on their military, "They would change the face of the world for poor people."
The 11-minute tape is the third message released by al Qaeda in response to the slow distribution of food and supplies following flooding that's affected more than 20 million.
The earlier messages had an angry tone and urged followers to rise against the government, while bin Laden sounded softer and more philosophical.