Macau Famine 2020

For us living in modern cities, climate change has made the weather hotter, the typhoons stronger, and the way to work or school harder. For those living in poorer countries, however, it is a question of life and death.

Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe have long been suffering from poverty. Frequent natural disasters in recent years have compounded the situation as they destroy the harvests, causing food crises. Hungry children not only face the threat of malnutrition, but also school dropout, child labour and child marriage.

This year’s Macau Famine will speak out for starving children affected by natural disasters. Join now and provide help for them!

Disasters and Hunger are Part of Their Daily Lives

South Sudan experienced famine as a result of drought and a persistent civil war, causing some 860,000 children under the age of five to become acutely malnourished. At six months old, Yassir was diagnosed with severely acute malnutrition. This greatly troubled his mother who was worried that she could not feed her four children well. Fortunately, Yassir was treated by World Vision's nutrition experts and given therapeutic peanut paste. Gradually, his weight is returning to a normal level.

Frequent natural disasters have severely hit the economy and livelihoods of Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe, and have further aggravated their food crises. Currently, about 14.3 million people in these three countries are experiencing hunger due to the impact of natural disasters and conflicts. Among those who are even dying of malnutrition, many are children.

No matter rich or poor, children should be entitled to live and thrive. Your participation will allow Macau Famine to ignite hope for helpless and hungry children.



Red Packet

Chinese New Year is a time to share joy and blessings. Donate a red packet to help children and families in Africa. Your contribution will help provide various forms of food security, nutrition and livelihood assistance for African children and families in need.

Due to the spread of COVID-19, the event has been cancelled. Despite this, we encourage schools and students to continue to extend their kindness, and make a donation to support World Vision’s projects in Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe, providing food, nutrition and livelihood assistance for hungry children and families affected by natural disasters.



Drawing Competition

Mary was very skinny because she suffered from acute malnutrition.

Drought and an ongoing civil war has led to famine in South Sudan. Mary, who is only one and a half year old, has become acutely malnourished and has been sick for three months. Fortunately, after being treated by World Vision's nutrition experts, she has been given therapeutic peanut paste and her weight is gradually rising back to normal.

Due to the spread of COVID-19, World Vision will announce whether the competition is postponed or cancelled by 29 May. If the event is cancelled, all entries will be returned to the participants.





Flag Day

By volunteering for our flag day, you will walk through the streets of Macau, to raise funds for hungry children and help alleviate global hunger! Ask your friends and family to support the meaningful event!

Flag Day has been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19.



School Famine

Hunger is not only an individual problem, but a global issue. Students can learn more about hunger and poverty through Famine talks, workshops and Rich and Poor’s Banquet. Schools are also encouraged to organise their own fundraising activities to support starving children.

Through Famine talks and workshops, students are engaged to discuss and learn about hunger issues.

By taking part in the Rich and Poor’s Banquet, students eat different meals to experience the gap between the rich and the poor.

A school held a charity sale to raise funds for hungry children.



Activity Details

Targets

Students and teachers in kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and universities

Date

2020/1 – 2020/6

Activities

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

Enquires

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



Charity Sale

Washing hands with soaps is regarded as a simple but effective practice to encounter the pandemic. Therefore, we will be offering soap sheets at this year’s Macau Famine charity sale, that you may observe personal hygiene wherever you are. Each soap set, consisting of five packs of 20 sheets each, can be acquired for a minimum donation of MOP48 while stocks last. Proceeds from the charity sale will support World Vision’s projects in Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe, providing food, nutrition and livelihood assistance for children and families affected by natural disasters.



Skip-A-Meal

A meal is precious in the eyes of 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’s projects in Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe, providing food, nutrition and livelihood assistance for children and families affected by natural disasters.

World Vision staff members provide health education to South Sudanese mothers, imparting nutrition knowledge to them in order to reduce child malnutrition.

When you skip a meal and donate the meal’s money, more children are helped!

Activity Details

Targets

Corporations, organisations and churches

Event Period

2020/2 – 2020/5

Application

  1. Call us on (853) 2835 2740 during February to May 2020
  2. Donate MOP100 or more
  3. Participant will receive a Famine sticker after donations are confirmed
  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 meals skipped

Resources

  • Skip-A-Meal Donation Form


  • 10-Hour Self-Famine

    Due to the pandemic, this year’s 10-Hour Famine Camp will be held in the format of self-famine. Please continue your participation to experience the plight of starving children and joining us in supporting them.

    Date 17 May 2020 (Sunday)
    Suggested Time 10 am to 8 pm
    Enrolment Deadline 29 April (Tuesday)

    For enquiries, please call the Famine Hotline (853)2835 2740 or send an email to macauservices@worldvision.org.hk.


    You will receive a Coca Cola 70th anniversary edition flying chess board game if you raise over MOP3,000.

    You will receive a 28-inch suitcase if you raise over MOP5,000.


    Donate Now

    Last year’s donations have been used to support World Vision to provide food, health and nutrition, and livelihood assistance to children and families in East and Southern Africa, Syria and other regions affected by conflicts.

    2020 Use of Funds

    Proceeds from Macau Famine this year will be used to support World Vision’s projects in Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe, providing food, nutrition and livelihood assistance for hungry children and families affected by natural disasters.

    HK$200

    To provide 5 chicks to 1 family in Zimbabwe

    HK$400

    To provide drought-resistant seeds for 1 family in Somalia

    HK$800

    To subsidise the construction of water supply and storage facilities in South Sudan.




    You may also donate via the following channels:

    Direct Bank-in*

    Tai Fung Bank

    • MOP:201-1-07025-2
    • HKD:101-1-09229-8

    E-donation

    • Debit cardholders of Bank of China can make donations via “BOC EXPRESS”
    • If you have applied for online banking from Bank of China, you may donate via “BOCNET (Personal)” account

    Crossed Cheque*

    Please make cheque payable to “World Vision of Macau Association”

    Become a Sponsor

    Join Child Sponsorship Programme and sponsor a needy child


    *Please mail your bank-in slip or crossed cheque, with your name, contact number and address, to World Vision of Macau Association at P.O. Box 530, Macau, indicating “Macau Famine” on the envelope.



    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。

    There are many ways to support the Macau Famine. Besides taking part in various activities, you can also become a volunteer to help support our logistics and operation.

    Enquires

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

    Join Us





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