Article Photos: Lack of food stunts Chad children, damages minds 9/9

In this Nov. 1, 2012 photo, seven-year-old Achta, second right, plays with Nasruddin, right, Mahamat, second left, and her big brother, in front of her family's one-room house in Louri village, in the Mao region of Chad. Achta's birth seven years ago coincided with the first major drought to hit the Sahel this decade. Climate change has meant that the normally once-a-decade droughts are now coming every few years. The droughts decimated her family's herd. With each dead animal, they ate less. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) ORG XMIT: NY884