Eat your dinner, young man, there are children starving in Africa

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by Cynthia Vukets on August 26, 2009

 

The boy on the right has pellagra - a skin disease caused by lack of vitamin B

Former LD reporter Cynthia Vukets reports from Nairobi, Kenya: “We’re looking for children. We’ve heard dozens of kids in this area have been getting sick with a “mysterious illness” no one can diagnose or treat. But as we leave the highway and drive past village after village (really just two or three huts grouped together), we don’t see a soul.”

Read more on these children and their “mysterious illness”, how one woman is using Islam to fight female genital mutilation, and how the bible is being pulled out more often as a means to fight corruption on her blog, “Notebook Nairobi” by clicking here.