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 conflicts, 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.

This year’s Macau Famine invites the general public of Macau to make zero hunger a reality for refugees. Refugee children need you, please sign up now!

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



Red Packet

The Red Packet Campaign has concluded. We thank all partners and participants for their generous support. Please check the list of prize winners here.



Drawing Competition

The Drawing Competition has concluded. We thank all partners and participants for their generous support. Please check the list of prize winners here.



Flag Day

By volunteering for our flag day, you will walk through the streets of Macau to raise funds for hungry children and bring practical help to them! Invite your friends and family to support this meaningful event!

Activity Details

Target

General public of Macau

Flag Selling Period

17 March 2018 (Sat) 2:30pm – 5:30pm
18 March 2018 (Sun) 10:00am – 1:00pm, 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Locations

Av. do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Rua do Campo, Rua de São Domingos, Largo do Senado, Av. de Almeida Ribeiro, Av. da Praia Grande, Mercado Municipal Almirante Lacerda, Rotunda de Carlos da Maia and Av. de Horta e Costa, etc.

Volunteer Application

Enquiries

Please contact our Marketing Department on (853) 2835 2739



School Famine

The causes of hunger should be an issue that concerns us. Through Famine talks, workshops and Rich and Poor’s Banquet, students can understand hunger and poverty at a young age. Schools are also encouraged to organise their own fundraising activities to support hungry children.

Participants reflect on the issue of hunger through seminars and workshops.

The Rich and Poor’s Banquet gives students a taste of the differences between the rich and the poor’s meals.

Schools organise charity sales to raise funds for hungry children.



Activity Details

Target

Students and teachers in kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutes

Date

September 2017 - June 2018

Location

Kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutes

Activities

Talks, Light Meal, Rich and Poor’s Banquet, Famine Workshops, etc.

Enquiries

Please contact our Public Education Department on (853) 2843 5335



Charity Sale

The funds raised from last year’s charity sale were allocated to support World Vision’s food security and development projects. This year, the funds raised will support World Vision to provide food, health & nutrition, and livelihood assistance to children and families affected by conflicts in Syria, South Sudan and Myanmar.

For details of the charity sale, please click here.



Skip-A-Meal

A meal is precious to starving children, because that may be the only meal they have that day. Join Skip-A-Meal! Donate the MOP100 (or more) you saved from a meal you skipped to support World Vision to provide food, health & nutrition, and livelihood assistance to children and families affected by conflicts in Syria, South Sudan and Myanmar.

World Vision staff measures infants’ arms in South Sudan to find out if they are malnourished.

By skipping a meal, your friends, colleagues and you can help many hungry refugee children!

Activity Details

Target

Corporations, organisations and churches

Date

February – May 2018

Enrolment

  1. Call us on (853) 2835 2740 during February to May 2018;
  2. Donate MOP100 or more;
  3. Once donations are confirmed, participant will receive a Famine sticker;
  4. Choose your own date to Skip-A-Meal, and put on the sticker to let others know you are skipping a meal;
  5. Organisation or corporate groups will receive a Famine certificate showing the total number of meals skipped.


10-Hour Famine Camp

At the 10-Hour Famine Camp, you and other campers will go hungry for 10 hours to experience what hungry children feel and raise funds to bring them food and hope.

Target General public of Macau
Date 13 May 2018 (Sun)
Venue Macau Baptist College (410 Rua Central Da Areia Preta, Macau) (Map)


Activity Details

Categories

10-Hour Famine Camp

Join other Famine campers and go hungry for 10 hours to experience hunger through a series of programmes.

Famine Night

Do your own 7-hour Famine and join the Famine Night at 5pm. Experience along with day campers the need of hungry children.

Time

13 May 2018 (Sunday)
10am – 8pm

13 May 2018 (Sunday)
5pm – 8pm

Activities

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Declaration
  • Experiential Workshops
  • Famine Night
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Experience Hunger
  • Sharing
  • Famine Night
  • Closing Ceremony

Target

  • Past Famine participants
  • Corporations, schools and organisations
  • Families and friends
  • First time Famine participants
  • Those who are not able to join the camp earlier

Minimum Fundraising Amount

Primary/ Secondary school students or under: MOP150 per person
Adults: MOP350 per person


Enrolment deadline: 25 April 2018 (To confirm your entry, please submit the minimum fundraising amount, bank-in slip and your enrolment form on or before the deadline.)

Enrol Now

  1. Please read the enrolment terms and conditions carefully.
  2. Download enrolment form (in Chinese) or obtain it at the following locations.
    [Distribution points: Royal Supermarket, Bank of China, Tai Fung Bank, COME BUY, Starlight Bookstore, , Elite Bookstore, Kong Seng Paging Ltd., World Vision of Macau Association Office]
  3. Send your completed enrolment form and your donation to World Vision of Macau Association. You may choose to:
    • Return it to our office in person at Rua de Abreu Nunes No. 6, Edf. lao Lun, 1 Andar A, Macau, (Map) or
    • Mail your cheque or bank-in slip to P.O. Box 530, Macau indicating “10-Hour Famine Camp” on the envelope.

Preparing for Famine Camp

  1. Post on your Facebook/WeChat, saying “I am joining 10-Hour Famine Camp!” to let your friends know.
  2. Like “ World Vision Hong Kong ” on Facebook. Sharing love and care begins with you!

Enrolment Terms and Conditions

  1. Please reserve enough time for fundraising.
  2. If the event is full before the deadline (25 April 2018), no further enrolment will be accepted. World Vision of Macau Association reserves the right to decline enrolments that have not reached the minimum fundraising amount. Personal information and donations received will not be returned.
  3. No onsite enrolment will be accepted. World Vision of Macau Association reserves the right to verify the identity of campers.
  4. Campers should be mindful of personal health status. Children, pregnant women and patients should consult their doctors if they have doubts about participating in this event. World Vision of Macau Association will not be responsible for any injury or death resulting from the event.
  5. Acceptance for participation is strictly non-transferable.
  6. Should the event be cancelled due to bad weather condition or any other reason, please fast on your own. No refund will be made.
  7. Please refer to the confirmation letter for further reminders about the Famine Camp.
  8. World Vision of Macau Association reserves the final rights of admission and adjustment of event arrangement.

Donate

Funds raised from last year’s event have been used to support World Vision’s food security, health & nutrition, and livelihood projects in various African countries, such as South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Somalia.


2018 Use of funds

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

HK$800

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

HK$1,500

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

HK$3,000

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







View sharing of the honorary supporting committee in Chinese.



Become a Volunteer

孩子和婦女收集垃圾塑膠來燒火取暖。

Famine events count on teamwork. Selfless participation from different parties is needed in order to benefit more hungry children. Become a volunteer this year and help make zero hunger a reality for refugees!

Enquires

Please contact our Public Education Department on (853) 2843 5335

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