Ten-month-old Kazakh boy Arman sleeps next to his mother, Ummet, in a hospital in Aralsk.
Ten-month-old Kazakh boy Arman, suffering from anaemia and lung sickness, sleeps next to his mother, Ummet, in a hospital in Aralsk, south-western Kazakhstan April 18, 2005. Once the world's fourth largest lake, the Aral has shrunk so much that it has now split into two separate bodies of water. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been running an Aral Sea Programme since 1995, focusing mainly on water resources management, small business development, humanitarian assistance and a social and health programme as the ecological disaster of the dying sea has brought about a host of associated health problems. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov SZH/DY