ActionAid workers in Pakistan have reported mass evacuations as devastating flood waters show no sign of receeding.
ActionAid Emergency Specialist Sean Kenny says makeshift camps and tents are being set up along roadsides as families who have left their homes desperately scramble to save what livestock and possessions they can.
He said: "We passed Chowk Munda in the Punjab region and saw masses and masses of people fleeing their villages. There are trucks, tractors and carts driving past absolutely jammed with families, livestock and possessions - all piled on top of one another.
"Street after street in the town is knee-deep in water. The Indus River has rerouted itself so it now flows right through the centre of the city. There is no power, no electricity and sewage everywhere,” Mr Kenny said.
Hygiene and sanitation are key issues as millions of people have been affected by the floods.
"Overcrowded relief camps and limited shelter and sanitation facilities could lead to serious health problems and disease – there have already been reports of outbreaks of acute diarrhoea," he said.
Flood waters are now moving south into Sindh province where over half a million people have been forced to flee their homes.
ActionAid is is in the process of helping more than 3,300 families – 23,000 people - in the worst hit areas.
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