Posted by: maboulette | November 10, 2011

SOMALIA FAMINE BABY BACK FROM BRINK OF DEATH

Minhaj Gedi Farah was one of dozens of limp babies under mosquito net shrouds in the sweltering wards of the IRC hospital in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. After months of intensive feeding the Somali boy is the weight of most babies his age.

In this Tuesday, July 26, 2011 file photo, then seven month old Minhaj Gedi Farah is treated in a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Dadaab, Kenya.

 In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 file photo, Minhaj Gedi Farah, a then seven-month-old child who arrived at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) hospital with a weight of 3.4kg on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, is photographed in the hands of his mother Asiah Dagane in the Eastern Kenyan village of Hagadera near Dadaab, 100 kms (60 miles) from the Somali border, in Kenya.

In this photo released by the International Rescue Committee, Minhaj Gedi Farah is held in the arms of his mother Asiah Dagane in the International Rescue Committee (IRC) hospital in Dadaab, Kenya Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.   

After months of intensive feeding the Somali boy has the chubby cheeks and cheeky smile of most babies his age.


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