Heartbreaking Photos of Malnourished Children Dying in Somali Famine

on August 06 2011 7:00 PM
  • An unidentified displaced Somali man carries the remains of his child who died of malnutrition for burial at the Badbado settlement in southern Mogadishu
    An unidentified displaced Somali man carries the remains of his child who died of malnutrition for burial at the Badbado settlement in southern Mogadishu, August 4, 2011. Drought, conflict and a lack of food aid have left 3.6 million people at risk of starvation in southern Somalia. The drought, the worst in decades, has affected about 12 million people across the Horn of Africa. REUTERS/Omar Faruk
  • Somali doctors treat a malnourished child at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu
    Somali doctors treat a malnourished child at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, July 21, 2011. The United Nations said on Wednesday two regions of southern Somalia had been hit by the worst famine in the area for 20 years and that 3.7 million people in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation risked starvation. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
  • An internally displaced woman holds her malnourished son at the Banadir hospital in Somalia's capital Mogadishu
    An internally displaced woman holds her malnourished son at the Banadir hospital in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, July 22, 2011. Islamist rebels in Somalia -- who control the parts of the country where famine was declared this week -- have said aid agencies they expelled from those areas last year cannot return, reversing a previous pledge. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • An internally displaced woman holds her malnourished son at the Banadir hospital in Somalia's capital Mogadishu
    An internally displaced woman holds her malnourished son at the Banadir hospital in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, July 22, 2011. Islamist rebels in Somalia -- who control the parts of the country where famine was declared this week -- have said aid agencies they expelled from those areas last year cannot return, reversing a previous pledge. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • An internally displaced woman holds her malnourished son at a camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu
    An internally displaced woman holds her malnourished son at a camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, July 27, 2011. The European Union's executive will increase funding for victims of the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, the EU's crisis chief said on Wednesday after visiting Kenya and Somalia. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • Internally displaced Somali women wait for food aid at a camp in the capital Mogadishu
    Internally displaced Somali women wait for food aid at a camp in the capital Mogadishu, July 20, 2011. The United Nations on Wednesday declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia, and warned that this could spread further within two months in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa country unless donors step in. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • A malnourished Somali child rests inside the paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in southern Mogadishu
    A malnourished Somali child rests inside the paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in southern Mogadishu, August 3, 2011. The Horn of Africa food crisis shows the need to provide the world's poor with better access to family planning as part of efforts to prevent future tragedies, the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
  • Malnourished Somali children cry inside a paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in Mogadishu
    Malnourished Somali children cry inside a paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in Mogadishu August 4, 2011. The famine gripping parts of southern Somalia has spread to three new areas of the country, with the entire south likely to be declared a famine zone within the next six weeks, the United Nations said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • A malnourished Somali child cries inside the paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in southern Mogadishu
    A malnourished Somali child cries inside the paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in southern Mogadishu, August 3, 2011. The Horn of Africa food crisis shows the need to provide the world's poor with better access to family planning as part of efforts to prevent future tragedies, the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
  • Somali woman attends to her malnourished child along corridor of paediatric ward at Banadir hospital in southern Mogadishu
    A Somali woman attends to her malnourished child along a corridor of the paediatric ward at Banadir hospital in southern Mogadishu August 3, 2011. The Horn of Africa food crisis shows the need to provide the world's poor with better access to family planning as part of efforts to prevent future tragedies, the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
  • A malnourished Somali child looks into the camera inside a paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in capital Mogadishu
    A malnourished Somali child looks into the camera inside a paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in capital Mogadishu, August 4, 2011. Drought, conflict and a lack of food aid have left 3.6 million people at risk of starvation in southern Somalia. The drought, the worst in decades, has affected about 12 million people across the Horn of Africa. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • A Somali woman sits with her malnourished child at Banadir hospital in capital Mogadishu
    A Somali woman sits with her malnourished child at Banadir hospital in capital Mogadishu, July 28, 2011. Aid groups, which have been clamoring for money to help famine-stricken Somalia, are struggling to reach millions in the affected areas. Some 3.7 million Somalis risk starvation in two regions of south Somalia controlled by Islamist al Shabaab militants. Yet more than 2 million of them have not received any help REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • A malnourished Somali child cries inside a paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in the capital Mogadishu
    A malnourished Somali child cries inside a paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in the capital Mogadishu, August 4, 2011. Drought, conflict and a lack of food aid have left 3.6 million people at risk of starvation in southern Somalia. The drought, the worst in decades, has affected about 12 million people across the Horn of Africa. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • Malnourished Somali children are seen inside a paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in Mogadishu
    Malnourished Somali children are seen inside a paediatric ward at the Banadir hospital in Mogadishu August 4, 2011. Drought, conflict and a lack of food aid have left 3.6 million people at risk of starvation in southern Somalia. The drought, the worst in decades, has affected about 12 million people across the Horn of Africa. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • A woman feeds her drought-stricken cattle with dried corn leaves in Mogadishu
    A woman feeds her drought-stricken cattle with dried corn leaves in Mogadishu August 2, 2011. The United Nations has declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, where 3.7 million are going hungry, with over 12 million people now in need of urgent aid throughout areas including northern Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • An internally displaced Somali woman begs for assistance outside her shelter in Mogadishu
    An internally displaced Somali woman begs for assistance outside her shelter in Mogadishu August 2, 2011. The United Nations has declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, where 3.7 million are going hungry, with over 12 million people now in need of urgent aid throughout areas including northern Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
  • Airport workers offload medical supplies from Kuwaiti airplane as part of humanitarian support for the internally displaced people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu
    Airport workers offload medical supplies from Kuwaiti airplane as part of humanitarian support for the internally displaced people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, July 22, 2011. Islamist rebels in Somalia -- who control the parts of the country where famine was declared this week -- have said aid agencies they expelled from those areas last year cannot return, reversing a previous pledge. REUTERS/Omar Faruk
  • Some of the 10 tonnes of relief food from the World Food Programme (WFP) is loaded onto a truck at Mogadishu airport
    Some of the 10 tonnes of relief food from the World Food Programme (WFP) is loaded onto a truck at Mogadishu airport July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
  • Some of the 10 tonnes of relief food from the World Food Programme is unloaded from a plane after it landed in Mogadishu airport
    Some of the 10 tonnes of relief food from the World Food Programme (WFP) is unloaded from a plane after it landed in Mogadishu airport July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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