MSF directs more resources to its projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo than anywhere else, and employs a field staff of more than 2,000. MSF has been operating in the Kivu area of Eastern Congo for nearly 20 years. In the Starved for Attention film “The Malnutrition That Shouldn’t Be,” photojournalist Franco Pagetti reveals the daily struggle to survive in North Kivu’s forbidding bush and teeming, fetid displaced persons camps, where food is scarce and the people are on edge, ready to run at a moment’s notice.
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Photo: Democratic Republic of Congo 2009 © Franco Pagetti/VII