In much of the country, water is still not running (after being disrupted by US bombing!).  Iraq had already suffered a heightened level of deaths among children from cholera and other water borne diseases due to damage to its water systems from the 1991 US war on Iraq and the sanctions which denied Iraq many materials needed to refurbish the bombed out water plants.  Now there have been reports of a rash of cholera among Iraqi children yet follow up reports have not been forthcoming.  There is also the threat of severe under nourishment due to the chaos of the US occupation.