A mother listens to doctors at a children's cancer ward in Baghdad. The hospital is grossly understaffed, and mothers must look after their own children. This 4-year-old girl suffers from leukemia. According to the Red Cross, an average of 1,145 leukemia patients have died each year from 1992 to 1998. That's up from an average of 300 deaths per year between 1978 and 1991, before the Gulf war and the economic sanctions imposed on Iraq after its defeat.