Meet two families in South Central Somalia whose lives and communities have been improved through International Rescue Committee projects helping drought and famine survivors make a living. The projects receive support from ECHO, the European Commission's humanitarian aid office.
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Coping with cyclical droughts has become a way of life for millions of Somalis. If water is not readily available, families often spend a large portion of their income on purchasing it, taking away from a meager stock of funds that would otherwise have gone for spending on food and other essentials.
Left: Baby Minhaj Gedi Farah, one week after he arrived at the IRC hospital emaciated and at the brink of death last summer. Right: A chubby-cheeked and playful Minhaj two months after leaving the hospital.
Photo: (L) Peter Biro/IRC (R) Photo: Edward Macharia/IRC