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!