Why is it not a famine this year?

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While the 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge still raises money for vulnerable people, these days it’s a little different!

In 2017, we wanted to address the current refugee crisis, which has become the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time. Conflict and violence, food insecurity and natural disaster have forced millions of families to flee their homes. The statistics for people under 18 years old are scary – they make up more than half of all people forced to flee. World Vision Australia is committed to helping achieve life in all its fullness for every child. That’s why we have focused our 40 Hour Famine efforts on helping young refugee and displaced people around the world – young people who could just as easily be in our shoes as we could in theirs.

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