Looking through these photographs of happy, bouncing babies, you might think the one thing these children have in common is cuteness. That may be, but all the children depicted in this photo series are also malnourished. Still, these aren’t your typical hungry-baby pictures. “Starved for Attention” is a new documentary project that gives an “uplifting emphasis and reworked visual identity to the underlying causes of the global malnutrition crisis, which affects 195 million children around the world.” 195 million! And that’s just the kids.
A billion people around the world are going hungry every day, but the world’s response to their urgent need for food is flagging, so critical food assistance is already being cut, the head of the world’s largest humanitarian organization is warning.