April Giri Haninuna, 32, clutches her three
months old son, Aap, closer to her bosom as she softly says that her child
has been having fever for a week. Her other two children, a boy, Sam, 8,
and a girl Yani, 2, also frequently get sick. In the corner of her room
lies her niece who is also sick. In a neighbouring hut, Rashmiana, 26,
a mother of three, also says that lately her children have been getting
sick more frequently. Both families had their last solid meal about five
days ago. Now they are surviving on tua, a sweet sap from a palm tree.