It should be everyone’s basic right to have enough to eat, yet 815 million people in this world are still starving, including 489 million living in areas affected by conflict.

Behind the issue of hunger lie various forms of violence, including armed conflict, poverty and climate change, which limit families from providing sufficient food for their children and put their lives at risk.

The total number of refugees in the world has reached 22.5 million, with children under 18 representing over half of the figure. Refugee children affected by the conflicts in Syria, South Sudan and Rakhine State, Myanmar also suffer from hunger.

We need you to make zero hunger a reality for refugees. Sign up for 30-Hour Famine now! Join us at Aberdeen Sports Ground on 7-8 April*!

* The event is conducted in Cantonese only.

Since March 2011

  • No. of refugees: 5.4 million
  • 1.31 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian aid
  • Over 6.5 million lack food security

Hamad fled from Syria to Lebanon with his children. Cold weather during winter has limited this father from farming and consequently caused him to lose a stable source of income. He has even fallen into debt for rent and food, yet his children are still starving.

Since December 2013

  • No. of refugees: 2 million
  • Over 4 million people lost their homes and are displaced
  • 1.1 million children under five are acutely malnourished

The ongoing military conflict in South Sudan has made life very difficult for families to maintain. World Vision provides nutritional supplements such as Plumpy’Nut to malnourished children like Abuk. Yet, the more pressing need is to help families secure stable food supply.

Since August 2017

  • No. of refugees: 630,000 (in Bangladesh)
  • Over 60% of the refugees in Bangladesh are children under 18
  • 21% of refugee children under five are malnourished

Laila’s home in Myanmar was burnt and her husband was killed. She arrived at Bangladesh with her disabled young child. Due to the lack of nutrition and clean water, her son’s health continues to deteriorate.

** Figures as of end of December 2017



"When I saw skinny and weak South Sudanese children in a refugee camp in Uganda, I felt an urge to fast for 30 hours, as I hoped to experience their hunger and pain."

Karena Lam (Famine Ambassador)




This year’s Famine Stars AGA, Alfred Hui, Hubert Wu, JW, Kelvin Kwan, Ng Yip Kwan, Phil Lam, Robynn & Kendy, Tang Siu Hau and ToNick will be at 30-Hour Famine to cheer campers on with their music and support refugee children and families by selling creative goodies at the Famine Market.


The Famine Stars look forward to seeing you on 7-8 April at Aberdeen Sports Ground!


Event Details

Date & Time

7 April 2pm to 8 April 8pm

Venue

Aberdeen Sports Ground

Enrolment Deadline

23 March 2018

Forms of Participation
  1. 30-Hour Famine Camp (Quota: 3,000)
  2. Customise your own 30-Hour Famine with your choice of time and location

Activities

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Declaration
  • Refugee Experiential Workshops
  • Team Experiential Activities
  • Famine Market
  • Famine Ambassador Sharing
  • Testimony Sharing (Optional)
  • Music Performances
  • Closing Concert
Target Participants
Past Famine campers, family and friends, organisations, schools, corporates, churches
Minimum Fundraising Amount
HK$500 (Participants are required to submit the minimum fundraising amount on or before 23 March 2018 for confirmation of camp participation)
Awards
  • Outstanding Individual Contribution Award (Participants who raise more than HK$5,000 will each receive a SEIKO watch)
  • Team Spirit Award (All members of a group which has teamed up at least 8 campers will receive a KFC coupon)
  • Best Fundraiser Award for Most Sponsors Invited (3 places)
  • Top Fundraiser Award for Most Funds Raised (3 places)



Join Now!

To enrol, please refer to our Chinese website or download the enrolment form here.


Donate Now

Funds raised from this year’s 30-Hour Famine will support World Vision to provide food, health and nutrition, and livelihood assistance to children and families affected by conflicts in Syria, South Sudan and Myanmar.


HK$800

can provide 19 people with a month’s supplementary nutrition, including lentils, oil and salt.

HK$1,500

can provide 5 families with cooking utensils to help improve children’s nourishment.

HK$3,000

can provide 3 families with clean water and improve children’s health through the construction of boreholes.




Special Thanks





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