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Millions of Pakistani Kids Risk Waterborne Disease

Five-year-old Shahid Khan struggled to abide acquainted in his hospital bed as astringent diarrhea threatened to annihilate him. His ancestor watched helplessly, stricken at the anticipation of accident his son — one of the alone things the floods had not already taken.The adolescent boy is one of millions of accouchement who survived the floods that ravaged Pakistan over the aftermost ages but are now accessible to a additional beachcomber of afterlife acquired by waterborne disease, according to the United Nations.Khan's father, Ikramullah, fled Pabbi aloof afore floods devastated the northwestern boondocks about a ages ago, abandoning his two-room abode and all his backing to save his wife and four children.I adored my kids. That was aggregate for me," said Ikramullah, whose 6-year-old son, Waqar, has additionally battled astringent diarrhea in contempo days. "Now I see I'm accident them. We're devastated.Ten added accouchement lay in beds abreast Khan at the diarrhea analysis centermost run by the World Health Organization in Pabbi, two of whom were in analytical condition.