The aid group Oxfam is urging reconstruction work to start right away in Pakistan to prevent the flooding disaster from becoming a long-term catastrophe.
Oxfam said billions of dollars were needed to rebuild schools, roads, bridges, and hospitals.
Oxfam warned there was a danger that many farmers would miss the winter planting season in September.
Oxfam also pointed out the clean-up operation would take months, meaning millions of people would be facing the colder months in temporary shelters, or out in the open.
compiled from agency reports