Ray Of Blight

[Mardan, Pakistan; June 24. Image via Getty]

MARDAN, PAKISTAN - JUNE 24: A mother holds her hand on the forehead of her daughter who is suffering from a fever waiting for a doctor at a special ward for IDP's at the Mardan District hospital on June 24, 2009 in Mardan, Pakistan. Most of the children are getting treated for stomach ailments, diarrhea and dehydration from living at the camps. Over 1.9 million internally displaced persons are living at internally displaced people (IDP) camps as a result from recent fighting and on-going military operations against the Taliban. Pakistani forces battle militants in tribal areas after vowing an full assault on a Taliban chief in the lawless Afghan border region known to be an Al-Qaeda hideout. In the cleared areas such as Buner many families are waiting to return but are currently still waiting for basic facilities like electricity and water before most leave the camps. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)