Remember Minhaj Gedi Farah – the Somali toddler who was the ‘Face of Hunger’… literally? He is now a chubby and happy young boy.
He was admitted to the International Rescue Committee’s hospital in Dadaab at only 7 months, emaciated and on the brink of death.
Weighing only 3kgs, Minhaj’s cheeks were gaunt and his body was skeletal. But after three months of care, nourishment including the vitamin packed peanut and three blood transfusions by the doctors at the IRC hospital, Minhaj became a picture of health. Doctors had only given him a 50% chance of survival.
These are some before and after pics.