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July 29, 2011
Aid workers rush to help East Africa's hungry
DADAAB, Kenya (AP) -- Seven-month-old Mihag Gedi Farah is the frail face of famine in the Horn of Africa. He stares out wide-eyed almost in alarm, his skin pulled taut over his ribs and twig-like arms.
At only 7 pounds, (3.2 kilograms), he weighs as much as a newborn but has the weathered look of an elderly man.
Mihag is just one of 800,000 children who officials warn could die across the region. Aid workers are rushing to bring help to dangerous and previously unreached regions of drought-ravaged Somalia. (26 images)



A woman sits with her child at a local hospital where she is receiving treatment for malnutrition at the border town of Dadaab, Kenya, Saturday, July 23, 2011. People who can barely stay on their feet due to hunger walk for days or even weeks through parched wasteland to find aid. The drought and ensuing famine which is enveloping the Horn of Africa has left more than two million children at risk of starvation. AP / Schalk van Zuydam


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A Turkana woman holds a young child during an examination for malnutrition by a World Vision nurse at a feeding and treatment center in Lokori, Kenya, Thursday, July 28, 2011. AP / Khalil Senosi



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Somalis from southern Somalia carrying their belongings make their way to a new camp for internally displaced people in Mogadishu Somalia, Thursday July, 28, 2011. Heavy fighting erupted Thursday in Somalia's capital as African Union peacekeepers launched an offensive aimed at protecting famine relief efforts from attacks by al-Qaida-linked militants, officials said. AP / Farah Abdi Warsameh



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Four-year-old Said Nor, a malnourished child from southern Somalia, sits in camp in Mogadishu Somalia Thursday July, 28, 2011. AP / Farah Abdi Warsameh



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Adam Ibrahim cries during treatment at the International Rescue Committee, IRC, in the town of Dadaab, Kenya, Thursday, July 28, 2011. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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The hand of a sick child is held by it's mother at a local clinic in the town of Liboi, Kenya, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. UNICEF says it is trying to vaccinate more than 300,000 children in Kenya in an emergency program designed to prevent an outbreak of disease as refugees stream into northern Kenya from famine-hit Somalia. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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Children lay on beds at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. AP / Farah Abdi Warsameh



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A woman and her child from southern Somalia are seen at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. AP / Farah Abdi Warsameh



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Women and children stand at the edge of an impromptu camp of internally displaced people that has sprung up near the airport, Mogadishu, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. AP / Jason Straziuso



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Women scoop water from barrels provided by the African Union military force at an impromptu camp of internally displaced people that has sprung up near the airport, Mogadishu, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. AP / Jason Straziuso



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Some 10 tons of relief food from the World Food Programme (WFP) is unloaded after landing in Mogadishu airport, Wednesday July 27, 2011. AP / Feisal Omar



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Farhiya Abdulkadir, 5, from southern Somalia and suffering from malnutrition lies on a bed at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. AP / Farah Abdi Warsameh



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Ayanle Abdi, 3, from southern Somalia is treated for malnourishment at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. AP / Farah Abdi Warsameh



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Asiah Dagane holds Mihag Gedi Farah, her seven-month-old child with a weight of 7 pounds, 8 ounces (3.4 kilograms) at a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee, IRC, in the town of Dadaab, Kenya, Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Mihag Gedi Farah weighs as little as a newbornand has the weathered skin of an old man. His mother managed to get him to a field hospital in a Kenyan refugee camp after a weeklong odyssey. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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Mihag Gedi Farah, a seven-month-old child with a weight of 3.4kg, is held by his mother in a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee, IRC, in the town of Dadaab, Kenya, Tuesday, July 26, 2011. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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Daud Karama, a 5-year-old malnourished child from southern Somalia lies on bed at Banadir hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, July 26, 2011, after fleeing from southern Somalia. AP / Farah Abdi Warsameh



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A malnourished woman lies in a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee, IRC, in the town of Dadaab, Kenya on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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A family sits on a bed at a field hospital of the International Rescue Committee, IRC, in the town of Dadaab, Kenya, Tuesday, July 26, 2011. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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A unidentified child reaches out for its mother as he is assessed at a field hospital set up by Doctors Without Borders, MSF, in the town of Dadaab, Kenya, Monday, July 25, 2011. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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A unidentified child awaits treatment in a field hospital set up by Doctors Without Borders, MSF, in the town of Dadaab, Kenya, Monday, July 25, 2011. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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A malnourished child from southern Somalia is measured during medical assessment at Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, July 24, 2011. AP / Farah Abdi Warsameh



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Women from southern Somalia hold their malnourished children as they await treatment in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, July 24, 2011. T AP / Farah Abdi Warsameh



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Displaced women gather together as they cover their faces in the border town of Dhobley, Somalia, Sunday, July 24, 2011. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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A woman holds her child at a local hospital where children receive treatment for malnutrition at the border town of Dadaab, Kenya, Saturday, July 23, 2011. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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A woman hands out food at a food distribution point in the border town of Dadaab, Kenya, Saturday, July 23, 2011. AP / Schalk van Zuydam



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Somalis displaced by drought wait to receive food in their makeshift camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, July 23, 2011. AP / Mohamed Sheikh Nor



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