Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League of America are about to start fighting the famine in the Horn of Africa as part of We Can Be Heroes, a massive effort by DC Entertainment, Time Warner and three key NGOs to provide food and nourishment to those in need.
The International Rescue Committee's Peter Biro reports on the crisis in Somalia, a country devastated by conflict and the worst drought in 60 years. As a result of the violence, hundreds of thousands of people are displaced inside Somalia with little access to humanitarian aid. Learn how the IRC is helping uprooted families survive.
Second-grader Ekiru Eyanae demonstrates the proper way to wash hands. The IRC is delivering water to his school in drought-stricken Turkana, Kenya -- bringing students who had dropped out to search for water for their families back into the classroom. Photo: Jane Yang/IRC
How IRC supporters helped rescue 7-month-old Minhaj Farah
December 28, 2011 by
The gaunt face of baby Minhaj Gedi Farah came to signify the plight of thousands of malnourished children fleeing famine-devastated Somalia. Today Minhaj is the picture of health, thanks to dedicated doctors and nurses at an IRC hospital. Photo: (L) Peter Biro/IRC (R) Photo: Edward Macharia/IRC