Amazing £12million gift of life as cash buys food and medical supplies for starving children

Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has announced it has raised £24m to help children like Abdulahi through its East Africa Crisis Appeal

When five-year-old Abdulahi stood on the scales in a mud-floor mobile health clinic in the Somalian desert, the pointer barely quivered.

The wide-eyed boy’s ribs protruded through his skinny chest, and his belly was hollow from lack of food.

He was so thin that the wrist circumference measurement taken by a nurse was well into the red danger zone, and he had contracted bronchitis.

That was two weeks ago.

Today - thanks to the sterling efforts of medics funded by...
source: The Daily Mirror

2017-03-21 00:19
Latest news from The Daily Mirror
today 03:59 9/11 widows offer support to people of Manchester after terror attack leaves 22 dead
today 03:59 Manchester Arena attack latest: Olivia Campbell, 15, and mums who went to collect daughters confirmed among 22 dead
today 03:59 Brad Pitt is all smiles in all-white outfit for Tokyo premiere of new Netflix film War Machine
today 03:59 Brad Pitt is all smiles in all-white outfit for Tokyo premiere of new Netflix film War Machine
today 02:53 Liverpool touch down in sunny Sydney hours before taking on Sydney FC in front of 80,000 fans
today 02:53 Liverpool touch down in sunny Sydney hours before taking on Sydney FC in front of 80,000 fans
today 02:53 Kourtney Kardashian flaunts incredible bikini body aboard luxury yacht with toyboy lover Younes Bendjima and Kendall Jenner
today 02:53 Kourtney Kardashian flaunts incredible bikini body aboard luxury yacht with toyboy lover Younes Bendjima and Kendall Jenner
today 02:53 Sean Connery remembers friendship with Sir Roger Moore that was "filled with jokes and laughter"
today 02:53 Sean Connery remembers friendship with Sir Roger Moore that was "filled with jokes and laughter"
today 02:53 Missing Olivia Campbell confirmed among those killed in Manchester terror attack hours after mum's emotional TV plea
today 02:53 Mums waiting to collect teenage daughters at Manchester Arena both died in bombing
today 02:53 Mums waiting to collect teenage daughters at Manchester Arena both died in bombing
today 01:47 Antonio Conte ‘fighting’ to keep top Chelsea star? Transfer news and gossip from Wednesday's papers
today 01:47 Antonio Conte ‘fighting’ to keep top Chelsea star? Transfer news and gossip from Wednesday's papers
today 01:47 Brendan Cole's brush with death after Strictly star falls 40ft off a ladder - while holding a chainsaw
today 01:47 Brendan Cole's brush with death after Strictly star falls 40ft off a ladder - while holding a chainsaw
today 01:47 Director Zack Snyder thanks fans for support after stepping down from Justice League following daughter's suicide
today 01:47 Director Zack Snyder thanks fans for support after stepping down from Justice League following daughter's suicide
today 01:47 Dark theory behind dates of recent terror attacks - chilling coincidence or something more sinister?
Latest news from Great Britain
today 04:09 ‘We will do it’ Leaked call reveals Trump poised to attack North Korea unless China acts
today 04:09 BREAKING: Airport on LOCKDOWN as flight forced into emergency landing
today 04:09 BREAKING: Stansted Airport terror police arrest man 'plotting attack'
today 03:59 The strange tale of the Gold Nose of Green Ginger found in Bransholme
today 03:59 Miss Hull is crowned! Agatha Lawton juggles pageant and studies to claim victory
today 03:59 Hessle Road prostitutes given 18 banning orders in nine weeks in Hull police clampdown
today 03:59 Landlord David Wood's fury as Hull council try to force him to repair flat he does not own
today 03:59 Alleyway used by druggies and fly-tippers in west Hull could be shut off to stop crime
today 03:59 9/11 widows offer support to people of Manchester after terror attack leaves 22 dead
today 03:59 Manchester Arena attack latest: Olivia Campbell, 15, and mums who went to collect daughters confirmed among 22 dead
today 03:59 Brad Pitt is all smiles in all-white outfit for Tokyo premiere of new Netflix film War Machine
today 03:59 Brad Pitt is all smiles in all-white outfit for Tokyo premiere of new Netflix film War Machine
today 03:51 WATCH: Awkward moment Melania Trump refuses to hold Donald's hand AGAIN on Rome trip
today 03:51 BREAKING: Manhunt underway at NYC airport after man breaches security checkpoint
today 03:51 BREAKING: New Jersey airport closed as United Airlines plane engine catches fire
today 03:51 New Terror? Manchester bombing ‘could have been set up by pro-ISIS al-Qaeda splinter cell'
today 03:51 BREAKING: Anti-terror police arrest man at Stansted Airport as 'he tried to flee to Syria'
today 03:03 Sick online ISIS manual told jihadis to target kids days before Manchester attack
today 03:03 Libya link? Salman Abedi 'returned from ISIS stronghold DAYS before Manchester bombing'
today 03:03 BREAKING: Heartbreak for GMB appeal mum as daughter found dead after Manchester bombing
today 02:53 Liverpool touch down in sunny Sydney hours before taking on Sydney FC in front of 80,000 fans
today 02:53 Liverpool touch down in sunny Sydney hours before taking on Sydney FC in front of 80,000 fans
today 02:53 Kourtney Kardashian flaunts incredible bikini body aboard luxury yacht with toyboy lover Younes Bendjima and Kendall Jenner
today 02:53 Kourtney Kardashian flaunts incredible bikini body aboard luxury yacht with toyboy lover Younes Bendjima and Kendall Jenner
today 02:53 Sean Connery remembers friendship with Sir Roger Moore that was "filled with jokes and laughter"
today 02:53 Sean Connery remembers friendship with Sir Roger Moore that was "filled with jokes and laughter"
today 02:53 Missing Olivia Campbell confirmed among those killed in Manchester terror attack hours after mum's emotional TV plea
today 02:53 Mums waiting to collect teenage daughters at Manchester Arena both died in bombing
today 02:53 Mums waiting to collect teenage daughters at Manchester Arena both died in bombing
today 02:45 ‘Manchester will NOT be broken’ Ex-Ukip MEP urges Britons against complacency after attack
today 02:45 George Galloway blames Tory cuts for making the UK unsafe after Manchester terror attack
today 02:45 BREAKING: GMB mum reveals daughter Olivia Campbell is latest Manchester bombing victim
today 02:15 Dog 'eats' rugby player Matt Shepherd's passport
today 01:57 Twisted Manchester terror attacker ‘hung ISIS flag from house’
today 01:57 Saved by a SELFIE: Lucky teen reveals INCREDIBLE Manchester bombing escape
today 01:47 Antonio Conte ‘fighting’ to keep top Chelsea star? Transfer news and gossip from Wednesday's papers
today 01:47 Antonio Conte ‘fighting’ to keep top Chelsea star? Transfer news and gossip from Wednesday's papers
today 01:47 Brendan Cole's brush with death after Strictly star falls 40ft off a ladder - while holding a chainsaw
today 01:47 Brendan Cole's brush with death after Strictly star falls 40ft off a ladder - while holding a chainsaw
today 01:47 Director Zack Snyder thanks fans for support after stepping down from Justice League following daughter's suicide
today 01:47 Director Zack Snyder thanks fans for support after stepping down from Justice League following daughter's suicide
today 01:47 Dark theory behind dates of recent terror attacks - chilling coincidence or something more sinister?
today 01:39 Chocolate helps prevent irregular heartbeat and THIS is how much you should be having
today 01:39 'I wanted to help' Patient gives up his bed for wounded Manchester bombing victim
today 01:39 Former US judge says 'OVERLOAD' from extensive surveillance allowed for terror attack
today 01:39 People of Manchester praised for acts of kindness and bravery in face of bomb attack
today 01:39 Arthritis cure - adding THIS to diet could reduce painful symptoms in the knees
today 01:39 Manchester bombing: Sophisticated terror plot hints killer did not act alone, expert says
today 01:39 ‘Stick your ISIS up your a***’ Football fans sing DEFIANT song after Manchester bombing
today 01:39 Ariana Grande returns to America after 22 people were killed and 59 hurt at Manchester gig