With constant blue skies and drying winds, the winter rains (normally unreliable, very short season) appear to have by-passed Afar Region, the prospects of rain still 2 to 3 months away. Daily reports accumulate of drastic thirst and apparently no resources to save people.
This lady’s story is that her child was treated in Gawwaani hospital with naso-gastric feeding, got marginally better but because there is nothing in the house, the boy is progressively weakening again. She has supplementary food for 2 months. She herself is identified with acute malnutrition.Continue reading