A boy’s struggle to save his family from starvation

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Dahir previously told the BBC that he just wanted to “survive” the drought in Somalia.

Dahir’s sister died of starvation. Today, two of her sisters are facing health problems and malnutrition.

BBC journalist Andrew Harding has returned to Baidoa town to visit the family again, forced to flee Somalia’s worst drought in 40 years, as authorities call on the international community to recognize the food security crisis as a famine emergency.

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Dahir, 11, makes his way through a growing group of makeshift huts on the Baidoa border, towards a zinc-roofed school near the main road.

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