More than one million people have so far been affected by floods in Pakistan and more than one thousand are estimated to have died. Flood damage is extensive with whole villages reported to have been washed away. Many other areas also remain inaccessible due to collapsed bridges and flooded roads.

Listen to MSF's Medical Coordinator: Dr. Ahmed Abdel Rehman, being interviewed from the flood-affected region on RTE Radio 1 Drivetime

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A man evacuates his children through waist-deep waters after heavy flooding in Nowshera, located in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. 1st August, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif, courtesy of www.alertnet.org.

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Residents taking shelter in a mosque wait to be evacuated as army soldiers move past in a boat in Nowshera, located in Pakistan's northwest Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa Province. 31st July, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif, courtesy of www.alertnet.org.

A family wades through receding flood waters while returning to their homes in Nowshera, located in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. 1st August, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif, courtesy of www.alertnet.org.

Inamullah, 4, sits amidst furniture left to dry in a flooded courtyard after returning to his house in Nowshera, located in Pakistan's northwest Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa Province. 1st August, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif, courtesy of www.alertnet.org.

Army soldiers help to evacuate a man after he arrived via helicopter to a military base in Khuazakhela in Swat district located in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. 1st August, 2010. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood, courtesy of www.alertnet.org.

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Army soldiers use a boat to evacuate a family through a main road in Nowshera, located in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. 31st July 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif, courtesy of www.alertnet.org.

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Residents carry their belongings through a flooded road in Risalpur, located in Nowshera District, in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province. 30th July, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif, courtesy of www.alertnet.org.