195 Million Stories of malnutrition! Re-Write the Story
“Starved for Attention” a title that has crossed some of us while browsing the Jordan Times today or surfing Facebook, initially one’s mind may think that models starve themselves for attention, after all if their figure could be less than a size zero that would be more than happy to show it off, however, its merely a catchy title to get your attention as it has gotten mine, to wake up and realize that there are almost 200 million stories of malnutrition in the world which needs our support and undivided attention.
The petition and the campaign is brought to the attention of the world through Doctor’s Without Borders, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an International Organization founded in 1971 created by doctors and journalists to make the world a better place.
Since 1971, Doctors without borders has made a significant change to the world, they provide support to more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.
“Starved for Attention” is presented by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the VII Photo Agency, of which Haviv is a co-founder. In addition to Haviv, VII photojournalists Marcus Bleasdale, Jessica Dimmock, Antonin Kratochvil, Franco Pagetti, Stephanie Sinclair, and John Stanmeyer travelled to malnutrition “hotspots” worldwide to document the crisis.
There are 195 million stories of people suffering from malnutrition, which is obviously much greater than emergency famines in terms of numbers,’ he explained. ‘These are people that are all around us… I think that it’s something that a lot of people who aren’t hungry don’t think about.’ By replacing cliché images of malnutrition with images that portray the daily experiences of individuals and families worldwide, ‘Starved for Attention’ aims to ‘put a face on the staggering statistic’ Says Haviv.
Sign the petition to support Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s efforts to demand that governments supplying humanitarian food aid ensure that the food meets nutritional standards for infants and young children. On World Food Day 2010, MSF will present the petition to the top food aid donor countries.
I signed the petition giving doctors without borders my full support! Will you?! Clicking here: [http://www.starvedforattention.org/take-action.php]
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