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Last Updated: Monday August 02 2010 19:41 GMT

Millions affected by Pakistan floods, says charity

Kids being carried to safety in Pakistan floods

What's it like for kids there? BBC reporter Aleem Maqbool tells Sonali

Up to 2.5 million people have been affected by the floods in the Asian country of Pakistan, say charities.

Rescuers are trying to reach thousands of people who've been stranded by Pakistan's worst flooding in 80 years.

Officials say more than 1,000 people have been killed so far, but hundreds of thousands more are without shelter, food or clean drinking water.

The British government has said it will give £10m to help people affected by the floods.

Sonali explains what's happening in Pakistan

Sonali explains what's going on in Pakistan

Aid workers are worried the conditions will help disease to spread and are warning of a "health catastrophe".

The north west of the country has been worst affected, with several villages washed away or destroyed by landslides.

Although the flood waters are slowly going down in some areas, forecasters say the heavy monsoon rains could return.