Starved for Attention

Help MSF rewrite the story of malnutrition


16. October 2011.



Thank you for helping to rewrite the story of malnutrition for 195 million children around the world. 

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Burkina Faso 2009 © Jessica Dimmock/VII Network

About the Campaign

Bangladesh 2009 © Ron Haviv / VII

Starved for Attention is a multimedia campaign exposing the neglected and largely invisible crisis of childhood malnutrition. SFA aims to rewrite the story of malnutrition through a series of multimedia documentaries from Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Djibouti, India, Mexico and the US.

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The Results

DRC 2009 © Franco Pagetti/VII

More than 138,000 people in 180 countries signed the petition demanding that donor nations stop supplying nutritionally substandard food to malnourished children and children at risk of malnutrition in developing countries. 

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Voices of the Campaign

Niger 2005 © William Martin/MSF

Dr. Marie-Pierre Allié, president of Médecins Sans Frontières in France, returned recently from a trip to Niger. With another nutritional emergency underway, new preventive approaches are emerging in the struggle against malnutrition.

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Help Spread the Word!

India 2010 © Stephanie Sinclair/ VII

Host an event, update your Facebook status, ask your followers on Twitter to sign on -- there are lots of ways to get involved and help ensure that infants and young children receiving humanitarian food aid are having their needs met by governments.

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