8 February 2012 Last updated at 11:24

Pakistan floods still claiming livesBoy in village of Khan Jo Ghot

Six months after the worst floods in the history of Pakistan, millions are still in dire need of assistance and there are new warnings of malnutrition in Sindh province, reports the BBC's Orla Guerin.

Children in Paka GhalwaAbandoned and angry: Pakistan flood villagers' story

Six months after Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years, the BBC's Aleem Maqbool re-visits one of the worst-hit villages where most of the people still live in tents and have few possessions.

The hospital at KaroraPakistan's cycle of natural disasters

The damage caused by the floods could be far worse than the destruction caused by the 2005 earthquake.

In pictures

  • Young girl. Photo: Omar AhsanYour pictures

    Remote mountain villages in Shangla district cut off by flooding


Key facts

  • Heavy monsoon rains in north west Pakistan have caused rivers to burst their banks

  • At least 1,600 people are believed to have been killed and entire villages have been swept away

  • Some 20 million people have been affected and 6 million are in urgent need of food aid, according to the UN

  • Around $460m is required for immediate needs, around $275m has been donated so far

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