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Mogadishu: the children caught between fighting and famine | The Guardian

Having lost all her cattle to the drought and one child, Raha Abdi Nor brought her surviving children to Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu where they are being treated for severe malnutrition. Photograph: <a href=http://www.robinhammond.co.uk/ target="new" srcset=Robin Hammond” width=”300″ height=”180″ />

Having lost all her cattle to the drought and one child, Raha Abdi Nor brought her surviving children to Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu where they are being treated for severe malnutrition. Photograph: Robin Hammond

As the grasslands surrounding Mogadishu turned to dust, the bombed out shells of once bustling shops in the Somalian capital became home for farming families and their few surviving animals. As the wind swept away the last of the grass, and with it any hopes the land could continue to sustain the people and cattle that relied on it for survival. With no other option, thousands of families walked with their remaining herds to Somalia’s war-torn capital.

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