Pakistan’s Sindh province.... is suffering levels of malnutrition almost as critical as Chad and Niger.
I just felt sick reading that. There's more, but this news report outlined how as family's were assessed for the first time they were found to have malnutrition levels worse than what had been imagined. I feel like this is a problem all across South Asia, where the situation for the worst off may be worse than imagined or measured by statistics. That's a narrative that has to be put forward. In Pakistan, Pakistanis must speak about it. And remember as Amartya Sen said, the simplest way to avoid death by starvation is to live in a democracy. Malnutrition is another problem though. And by the way, maybe a little of the defence budget could be sacrificed to put some dent in malnutrition rates.