An estimated 195 million children worldwide are affected by malnutrition every year, and now you can learn more about this global issue right here in the neighborhood.
Doctors Without Borders is holding an interactive exhibit through Friday, , at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket from 8:30am-5:00pm. Medical staff and aid workers from the organization will take visitors through a simulated Doctors Without Borders field hospital, as well as present short documentaries and photographs that display the affects of severe malnutrition in children.
According to Michelle French, Press Officer at Doctors Without Borders, the US continues to send food for infants and children in developing countries that do not meet basic nutrient requirements, even though more nutrient-rich options are available. This campaign by Starved for Attention is looking to ultimately create reforms in humanitarian food assistance and nutrition programs for malnourished children.
Starved for Attention is a collaboration between Doctors Without Borders and the VII Photo agency resulting in a seven-part mini-documentary series and multimedia campaign, available online and on view at the exhibit at Grand Army Plaza.
For those who can't attend the exhibit but wish to contribute, visit the Starved for Attention website and add your name to a global petition drive entitled, "Overcoming Childhood Malnutrition: The Time to Act is Now."