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MSF and VII Photography launched the Starved for Attention campaign in early 2010. In an effort to rewrite the story of malnutrition, the campaign seeks to reform the double standard of international food aid.
How the international food aid system is failing children; and how MSF's multimedia campaign, Starved for Attention, aims to spur public awareness and push international food aid donors to make their food nutritionally adequate for young children. Sign the Starved for Attention petition to rewrite the story of malnutrition.
Every six seconds worldwide, a child dies from malnutrition. Despite this alarming fact, childhood malnutrition remains under-documented and fundamentally misunderstood, reports Doctors Without Borders. To draw attention to the crisis, they called upon experienced photojournalists to visit seven countries, from war zones to impoverished regions to emerging economies, to create the multimedia series “Starved for Attention.”
The picture of starvation in Africa is one we think we know. “We tend to think of it as a lonely child in the middle of nowhere with a vulture hanging over her,” Marcus Bleasdale said. “It’s not like that at all. There is a very concerned family. Hundreds of doctors go into making these children well again.”