Shortages and sickness in flood-hit Pakistan

STORY: A wedding hall in the Pakistani town of Johi once received hundreds of joyful revellers.

Now, it is receiving hundreds of sick patients, suffering from the effects of flooding that has inundated Pakistan, leaving the country battling with a relief and rescue operation of near unprecedented scale.

Johi in the hardest-hit Sindh province, remains cut off from road access.

Roshan Ali Khan is a doctor at the makeshift clinic which provides treatment free of charge.

He says it is treating up to 800 patients a day.

Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in the northern mountains bought floods that have killed over 1,200 people.

And the death toll continues to climb.

On Saturday(September 3), 57 more deaths were reported, including 25 children.

The floods, which have been blamed on climate change, inundated a third of the South Asian country.

Residents say their biggest concern is now the lack of food.

This man says all the crops in the area have been destroyed.

Many areas are still cut off by flood water.

In Balochistan, Pakistan’s army is delivering aid by helicopter.

The province has seen widespread devastation, including the washing away of key rail and road networks as well as breakdowns in telecommunications and power infrastructure.

Initial estimates of the damage across the country have been put at $10 billion.

Aid has flowed in from a number of countries, but charities in Pakistan have warned that there are still millions who have not been reached by aid and relief efforts.