By Tania McBride
SUKKUR, Pakistan, 1 October 2010 - Samia
sat under the shade tarp on a string bed with her son, Saddam, 2. The child
writhed and wriggled in her arms.
Though sweat poured down her face, flies
assaulted from every angle and the young mother lamented the life that
she had lost in the floods, she said she was nonetheless thankful that
she and Saddam are safe.
Samia was one of the lucky ones.
Unlike many in Pakistan's flood-devastated
districts, she received prior warning of raging waters from her uncle Nizam,