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.

Currently, about 65.6 million people around the world are displaced, and the total number of refugees 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 Skip-A-Meal 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



Corporate

Corporations and organisations can encourage staff to skip a meal at work any day from March to June. The top three corporations with the largest donations and highest number of participants will be awarded. Certificates will be given to corporations that have raised HK$1,000 or more. Details:

Date

March to June 2018

Participation

Encourage staff to skip a meal and donate their meal money to 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.

Donation

Resources

  • Skip-A-Meal Poster and Donation Form
  • If you would like our staff to visit your organisation and share more on hunger issues, please contact us.

Enquiries

Ms Betty Tai, Resource Development Manager  (852) 2399 3438



Church

“This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)


What does it mean to love one another? God teaches us not just to love with words and speech, but with actions and in truth. With 815 million people in this world still starving, including 489 million living in areas affected by conflict, what should we do to love one another and even love others as ourselves?

We invite all churches in Hong Kong and Macau to join Skip-A-Meal to support the hungry afar. Details are as follows:

Date

During Lent, around Good Friday or any other day chosen by the church.*

Participation

  • Fast a meal together during worship service, small group, Sunday school or prayer meeting, and pray together for the needs of the hungry.
  • Encourage brothers and sisters to choose a day to fast a meal at home or at work, reflect and pray.
  • Conduct a “Skip-a-Meal” prayer meeting; you can invite World Vision staff to come and share.

Registration

Fill in the registration form and return it to World Vision.

Donation

Please send your donation together with the donation form to World Vision.

Resource


Enquiries: For more information, please contact our Church Relations Unit on (852) 2399 8630.
* If your church is going to run “Skip-a-Meal” in April or later, please contact our Church Relations Unit for registration.



Individual

Don’t underestimate your own power! Support children and families affected by conflict by being their voice or skipping a meal at home, in your office or anywhere else on your own and invite others to join the good cause! Details:

Date

March to June 2018

Method

Skip a meal and donate your saved money to 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.

Donation

Enquiries

(852) 2394 2394




Donate Now

Funds raised from this year’s Skip-A-Meal 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$100

can provide 5 people with 15 days of supplementary nutrition, including lentils, oil and salt.

HK$300

can provide a family with cooking utensils to help improve children’s nourishment.

HK$1,000

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





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