Kenya East Africa Famine

August 6, 2011 - 11:13 AM
Minhaj Gedi Farah, a seven-month-old child who arrived with a weight of 3.4 kilos Tuesday, July 26, 201 at the International Rescue Committee hospital in the Eastern Kenyan village of Hagadera near Dadaab, 100 kms (60 miles) from the Somali border, is photographed in his mother's hands, Saturday Aug. 6, 2011. Minhaj condition drastically improved since his arrival, his current weight being 3.8 kilos. The drought and famine in the horn of Africa has killed more than 29,000 children under the age of 5 in the last 90 days in southern Somalia alone, according to U.S. estimates. The U.N. says 640,000 Somali children are acutely malnourished, suggesting the death toll of small children will rise. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)