Famine enters its second month in Somalia.
Hospitals in Mogadishu are scrambling to help an overwhelming number of Somalis suffering from severe malnutrition and ensuing diseases.
In Banadir Hospital children are struggling to survive.
There are glimmers of hope.
[Fatima Ali, Famine Victim]:
“I have been in the hospital with my daughter for seven days and she has severe malnutrition. She is showing signs of recovery praise be to God.”
The United Nation’s Children’s Fund estimates that across southern Somalia, 640-thousand children are severely malnourished.
Few manage to make it to the capital alive.
The United Nations estimates that the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa has put some 12-million people at risk.
The World Food Program says it cannot reach more than two million Somalis facing starvation in areas controlled by Islamist militants who imposed a food aid ban in 2010 and have regularly threatened relief groups.