Thank you for joining us in spreading hope and helping children who are facing natural disasters and hunger!
Thanks to the enormous support from the participants, Famine Stars, sponsors and supporting groups, this year’s 30-Hour Famine has been a great success. Despite the limits brought by the restrictions of the pandemic, together we have responded to the issue of heated hunger, and to bless together those who are facing natural disasters and hunger.
While recalling precious moments of the event, we implore you not to forget the needs on the other side of the world. Not only can you share how you feel about the event with your friends and loved ones, you can also continue to donate to provide timely and adequate help for more people. If you would like to care for the world’s vulnerable affected by natural disasters and suffering on a long-term basis, you may consider becoming a World Vision Partner to help them survive, recover and embrace hope.
With temperatures on the rise around the world, many parts in Africa have been bearing the brunt of global warming. Frequent droughts, cyclones, floods and locust swarms have led to crop failures and aggravated the food crises. Children often become innocent victims who not only face the threat of the pandemic like us all, but are also hit by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. As a result, they are prone to malnutrition, and may even have to drop out of school or become victims of child marriage for the sake of their families’ livelihoods. They are desperate for our help.
9-year-old Natasha now finds herself at risk of starvation and loss of education following the unusual weather in Zimbabwe last year. When cyclones and hailstorms destroyed her home, her family’s poultry and her school books were all washed away by the floods. Her family, already poor prior to the disasters, is now unable to pay for the children’s school fees. As even food has become unaffordable, the family can only eat two meals of cornmeal porridge a day.
In response to the ongoing food crisis, World Vision will hold this year’s 30-Hour Famine under the theme “Heated Hunger”, with proceeds going to provide emergency food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance for starving families and children in Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Somalia.
Your donations will help starving families and children overcome the difficult times.
Provide 13 people in poverty with food assistance in partnership with World Food Programme in Zimbabwe
Provide 1 malnourished child with fresh food vouchers for one month's consumption in South Sudan
Provide farming tools and seeds for 1 impoverished family in Somalia