After three years of pandemic, our physical event – Barefoot Fun For Good has returned and concluded with great success on 18 February. The enthusiastic participation in both the walk and a special “Little Corn Rescue” activity at The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club are very much appreciated, as everyone learnt about the need of Somalian children and families in hunger. Funds raised are going to support the work of World Vision in reducing hunger and malnutrition, improving livelihoods and access to clean water for children and families in Somalia.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club in sponsoring the event, and all our sponsors, participants and volunteers in making the event possible. In addition, we would like to thank actor Mr Lokyi Lai and actress Ms Lenna Yeung Cheuk Na in joining the opening and prize presentation ceremony, while cheering for everyone.
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Located in the east of Africa, Somalia has been suffering from the lack of rainfall for a consecutive number of rainy seasons. In addition, the continued threat from drought and desert locusts is resulting in poor crop harvest, deaths of livestock, and over one million of poor people are forced to be displaced.
Because of drought and hunger, 8-month-old Jaafar and his mother left their home and the rest of the family, to a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in the south of Somalia.
There is a World Vision supported nutrition centre in the IDP camp, where health workers are checking the health condition of Jaafar and other children.
Jaafar has a Middle Upper Arm Circumference of 8cm, which is much lower than the healthy 12.5cm for a boy at his age. He is suffering from acute severe malnutrition. Health workers are giving him ready-to-use therapeutic food and he is now on a treatment plan.
Jaafar is one of the many children suffering in a camp for internally displaced people because of drought and hunger. The number of malnourished children is constantly increasing in these camps. In May 2022, 1,145 children were screened, in which 432 were affected by moderate to severe acute malnutrition. A month later, the number of children in the camp has risen to 2,000, and 737 of them were suffering from moderate to severe acute malnutrition. As the problem of food shortage is spiralling, more than 6.7 million people in Somalia are facing severe food crisis.
Funds raised from this event is going to support the work of World Vision in reducing hunger and malnutrition, improving livelihoods and access to clean water for children and families in Somalia.
Provide drought-tolerant seeds to a farmer
Support 6 acutely malnourished or sick children in receiving mobile medical treatment
Provide chickens together with initial feed and training to a family to support their livelihood
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