Maryam Sy and five of her nine children share a meager bowl of tamarind-flavored porridge in their drought-stricken village of Goudoude Diobe, Senegal. "I start a fire, put a pot of water on it and tell the children I am in the middle of preparing something," Ms. Sy, 37 says. "In reality, I have nothing." (Associated Press)

Maryam Sy and five of her nine children share a meager bowl of tamarind-flavored porridge in their drought-stricken village of Goudoude Diobe, Senegal. "I start a fire, put a pot of water on it and tell the children I am in the middle of preparing something," Ms. Sy, 37 says. "In reality, I have nothing." (Associated Press)