Saturday, July 30, 2011

Nurse struggles to save starving Somali children

Quick ReadNurse struggles to save starving Somali children at field hospital in Kenyan refugee camp
Photo credit: AP | A unidentified child reacts as a nurse weighs him at the International Rescue Committee, IRC, clinic in the town of Dadaab, Kenya, Friday, July 29, 2011. The hospital is just one of three treating Somalis refugees in Dadaab camp. Most of the children are also suffering from pneumonia and other diseases after hunger weakened their immune systems. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)


(AP) -- Nurse Serat Amin works in the world's largest refugee camp treating the stream of starving children coming into Kenya from famine-struck Somalia, and although he has painful memories of the children who have died, watching the weak get stronger gives him the courage to carry on.
"You can see if a child is getting better just from the face of the parent," he said. "Making a difference...

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