Four reasons to NOT donate baby formula overseasDependency, malnutrition, illness and death can be unintended consequences of donating baby formula overseas. NICEF, WHO and WFP call for support for appropriate infant and young child feeding in certain emergencies, but caution against unnecessary and potentially harmful donations of breast-milk substitutes.
Guideline #4 for volunteering overseas
Manage your expectations: Although volunteering overseas can be a life-changing experience, it’s also one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. Many people have an unrealistic expectation that their experience will be as glamorous as it seems in the Kashi commercials.
As director of D-TRAC I was often asked to orient heads of aid agencies and donors on the tsunami recovery... View Article