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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-04 11:06 PM
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Diarrhea takes its toll on Bangladesh flood victims

A Bangladeshi woman holds her dehydrated mother suffering from diarrhea in a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Wednesday.

Lying on a blue plastic sheet in a makeshift, crowded hospital ward, Riyadh Islam, 4, cries out for water.

His grandmother, who has been watching the dehydrated child toss and turn in discomfort for hours, quickly gives him a drink from a steel cup and murmurs comforting words.

Islam, son of a motorized rickshaw driver, needs all the comfort he can get. He is one of tens of thousands of Bangladeshis suffering from severe diarrhea, the messy aftermath of the worst floods in this impoverished nation for 15 years.
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