Original post here.
Children at roadside shelter, Northwest Pakistan.
Photo: Mohammad Sajjad/AP
The photo was forwarded to me by Patty Rundall, policy coordinator of Baby Milk Action.
It was sent to her by UNICEF, which has produced guidelines on infant feeding and a call for appropriate support for feeding young children in Pakistan. Bottle feeding in unsterile environments is not healthy for infants.
The Washington Post points out that helping to alleviate this disaster is the right thing to do. But it is also very much in America’s strategic interest.