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The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 July 2011

You can tell Muhammad Hussain is starving by the orange tinge in his hair and by his enormous black eyes.

The one-year-old lies cradled in the arms of his mother, Halima, as she sits in the dirt waiting to be registered at Dadaab, the world’s biggest refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border.

It is the end of a harrowing journey for the exhausted mother and son. Halima fled her home in the Dinsor region of Somalia to escape the drought-ravaged swaths of east Africa. For 23 days she walked with Muhammad slung on her back. Her group was plagued by Somali bandits, wild animals and the harsh environment.

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