Pakistan saw record floods this summer after heavy monsoon rains and melting glaciers submerged one-third of the country.

A United Nations report on Pakistan’s devastating floods says more than 240,000 people in the southern province of Sindh remain displaced

while satellite images indicate about eight million are “still potentially exposed to floodwaters or living close to flooded areas”.

Pakistan witnessed catastrophic floods this summer after heavy monsoon rains and melting glaciers submerged one-third of the country

It killed more than 1,700 and affecting a total of 33 million people. Houses, roads, bridges and rail networks were washed away, with the government estimating the total damage at more than $30bn.

The UN report says while receding water has allowed millions to return home, they continue to face acute shortages of essential items such as food and medicine.

It adds that the flood-hit regions are now tackling health-related challenges, though the numbers are showing a declining trend.