The beauty of relief workers is they understand the value of “one at a time.” Twenty-nine thousand children have died in the East African famine. One didn’t. That’s today’s story, reported by the Associated Press.
Minhaj Gedi Farah, a Somali baby, was literally the poster child for the despair in Kenya when this image was snapped in July.
But just one month later, doctors said it wouldn’t be long before he would leave the hospital:
And this picture was taken just a few weeks ago. The boy is being held by Dr. John Kiogora at the International Rescue Committee.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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