Sunday, January 19, 2003

Africa starves as rains fail and rulers reap profits ERITREA, MALAWI, 19 JAN 2003--Despite the half-light inside the dilapidated hospital at Sanafe, signs of famine are written clearly on Susana's body. Her skin is sallow and hangs loosely off her tiny body. She looks newborn, but is in fact a year old.

Outside, the Eritrean sun beats down. At least the hospital provides shelter from the heat. 'I brought her here because I have nothing to eat for her,' said her mother, Zaid Burher. 'I want her to live.'

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