World food day: Mali hunger crisis deepens

by Peter Biro

Medical workers at the clinic in Kati, Maili measure the upper arm of Bourama Togo. The result shows that he is suffering from acute malnutrition. Photo: CNN

The heat inside the small medical clinic is stifling. An occasional breeze from an open window provides the only relief. A dozen lethargic children, their ribs exposed and twig-like arms outstretched, lay on beds covered by mosquito nets.