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GALUFU, MALAWI NOVEMBER 12: Alex Kaliati, age 2, sits on his great grandmother Alina's back as the sun goes down on November 12, 2005 in Galufu, Malawi. Alex mother died of Aids a few months earlier. He is two years old, but underdeveloped due to lack of food, and he doesn't talk or walk, just sits around while not carried by Alina. The old woman has lost all her five daughters and some grandchildren to Aids during the last few years. She now has to take care of multiple orphans without any income. Alina harvested a bag (about 25kg) of maize during 2005 and the food only lasted for a few weeks. The village has seen an increase in poverty the last few years due to drought and HIV/Aids. Southern Africa has been hit by a severe hunger crisis due to drought and poverty and government policies. An ever-increasing HIV/Aids rate adds to the misery. Malawi is one of the worst hit areas and Galufu village is a typical small village that has become victim of this poverty spiral. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson)
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