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First Place
Andrew Quilty/Oculi
"Acute Malnutrition Crisis: Afghanistan

Second Place
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
"China's Coal Dependence"

Third Place
Bryan Denton/Freelance for The New York Times

Award of Excellence
Philippe Lopez/AFP
"Nepal Quake"

Award of Excellence
Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
"The Brick Kiln Boy"

Award of Excellence
"Ganges: living in toxic waters"


First Place

"Acute Malnutrition Crisis: Afghanistan"

Gul Ahmad, an infant boy suffering from acute malnutrition, is covered by his mother's scarf while being treated in the therapeutic feeding centre ward at the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) administered Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, the capial of Helamnd Province in southern Afghanistan. Malnutrition, according to MSF staff, is a chronic problem in Afghanistan. In most cases it is not malnutrition that sees children admitted to hospital but an illness that has been brought on by the child's inability to fight off infection because its body is so degraded of vital nutrients. In infants in Afghanistan, malnutrition is often the result of mothers feeding their baby's formula or even tea instead of breast milk. The reason for this is generally a lack of access to information and education for new mothers.



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