In South Sudan, baby Malou cries a lot because she is hungry, but her mother, Ayei, is also starved to produce any milk for Malou. 3-month-old Malou, however, is too young to consume any therapeutic food. World Vision staff are providing food for Ayei to regain her strength to breastfeed Malou later.
Whether poor or rich, living in peace or conflict, children deserve the basic rights to life and survival. Unfortunately, more than 3 million children under five die of malnutrition every year due to hunger, poverty, climate change and conflict.
3 million is not just numbers – they make up half of Hong Kong’s population. Every child deserves the rights to live and be fed.
Skip a meal, donate your meal money and help starving children like Malou! Join Famine 30! Help us to provide food for 500,000 people.
An invisible meal can bring real happiness to you and the hungry afar. (Video available in Chinese only)
It has been 33 years since the start of the Famine movement in Hong Kong. Our vision is: As soon as the number of hungry people gets to zero, we will end the Famine movement. This year, we will continue to mobilise the Famine movement – Famine 30, to skip meals for hungry children.
Famine 30 will not be confined to a certain location or time. We call for Hong Kong’s general public to invite their friends, classmates, colleagues and family to join. Skip at least one meal, any day and anywhere starting from April, and donate to help children and their families living in hunger.
Thanks to all sponsors and supporters, our “Food for Every Child” exhibitions have successfully completed (view photo album). The new Famine 30 movement have begun to spread across the city through various individuals and teams. These Famine fighters have helped echo the voices and needs of the hungry in their networks and through their online platforms, while fundraising for them. Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, and Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are also facing severe food crisis. We encourage the general public to carry on with the Famine 30 movement to bring necessary support for the hungry children and families.
Let’s start a movement, will you?
Together, our actions can start a citywide movement – through skipping meals and making donations/fundraising – to support the world’s hungry children! Register online or download registration form to join Famine 30.
This year’s raised funds will support World Vision’s projects in African countries, including South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Somalia, to provide children and families with food, health & nutrition, and livelihood assistance, such as:
Supporting World Vision's partnership with World Food Programme to distribute food aid
Training 2 caregivers to prepare nutritious meals for malnourished children
Supporting 12 households to purchase assorted vegetable seeds
Invite your friends, classmates, family and colleagues to skip at least one meal together and DIY Famine activities: hiking, movie, photography... Join effort to multiply your impact on ending global hunger!
Join in the Famine spirit by taking photos with the special photo frames featured in the Famine Action App.
World Vision Hong Kong, incorporated with limited liability, is a Christian humanitarian organisation working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty.
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