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Ayan Said, 23, stands near the grave of her four year old son who died as a result of the famine. <br />
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Until a year ago Ayan and her family had a herd of 300 sheep worth up to USD24,000. She said: 'We were busy then, we used to be busy all the time, trading animals, feeding them, looking after them. It was our life, we had plenty of food then. <br />
Due to the drought, six months ago the sheep started dying of starvation and illness. Within two months Ayan and her family were left with only ten sheep and decided to move to Garadag to look for help, they were almost destitute. <br />
Ayan said: 'We lost everything. We had nothing left, not even food for the ten sheep we had left. We tried to move to Garadag to access help.' Sadly, just a couple of months after they moved to Garadag, Ayan’s youngest son, Tawkal, who was two years old,  fell ill with diahorrea and flu and died  within 15 days.<br />
Ayan said: 'We couldn't do anything for him. I couldn't take him to hospital, I couldn't give him the medicine or the food he needed. There was nothing we could do.<br />
'I am not well. Now I worry all the time. I am alone here with one child at the moment, and I am terrified by hunger and thirst. I have nightmares about that. We have no water, no food or shelter. My child did not die suddenly, but I couldn't do anything about it.'<br />
The Horn of Africa is experiencing a devastating drought with over 11m people threatened by famine.