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Quoted: Bringing babies back from the brink
November 29, 2011 by The IRC
“You want to do your best but (at times) you’re overtaken by emotions and break down and ask ‘why?’ When you’re here and see a child in front of you because of hunger, not because of disease, it can really affect you.”
- International Rescue Committee nutrition specialist Sirat Amin speaking with Australian news site NEWS.com.au about the challenges health workers face treating the youngest victims of this year's devastating famine in East Africa.
Sirat is nursing children like Minhaj Gedi Farah — who became the face of the famine — back to health in the IRC's hospital at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
Full story at NEWS.com.au - Miracle workers: The heroes behind Africa's famine