THE 40 HOUR FAMINE

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My mum, sister, and me all did the 40 hour Famine, on Friday the 9th to Sunday the 11th June. We couldn’t eat for 40 hours, it was really hard!

We started at 8pm, and watched a documentary based in Syria, about the bombings that are going on there.

This week I decided to change it up a bit, and I have done a video diary in the form of a Vlog.

Here are a few facts about what is happening in Syria everyday:

470,000 have been killed

The Syrian refugee crisis is the greatest forced migration of people since World War two. It’s the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time.

Over the past six years, around 1.9 million people have been wounded or permanently disabled. Neighbourhoods have been levelled, entire towns are now  uninhabitable. The situation is ongoing.

8.2 million children are affected

Millions of children have experienced things that no child should. They have lost family members, their homes and witnessed violence.

Many refugee children have to work to support their families. They often labour in dangerous circumstances for little pay. Sadly girls are also forced to marry because their parents fear for their daughter’s safety.

3.7 million children are out of school

Many of those who have fled across the border to Jordan have been out of school since the conflict that began in 2011. The need to educate these children and help them heal is critical.

The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region. These kids are at risk of becoming a lost generation.

 
 

Hope you guys enjoy my Vlog, here is the link to the video on my You Tube channel, and don’t forget its never to late to donate ↓↓

www.worldvision.org.nz/fundraising/team/team-phoenix/40-hour-famine

Thanks for watching, Rosalie xx