The 40 hour famine is back!

And we can’t wait for you to join us. 

Around the world, 45 million peopleare just one step away from experiencing famine. The cost of doing nothing in countries where children and communities have been devastated by conflict, extreme weather events, COVID-19 and now the risk of starvation is too great – many will not survive. 

Like you, we can’t sit back and do nothing. World Vision is on the ground responding to the needs of millions of hungry people across the globe. Join us, your time to act is now.

Participating in the 40 hour famine means you can help change their story. Simply register your interest by filling in this form and we'll be in touch with more details about how you can take part.

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School Resources

Help students explore the issues surrounding famine and unpack its devastating impact through three immersive sessions developed to share with your students in class.

Each resource includes one PowerPoint presentation and one PDF document with a series of corresponding worksheets per session. We invite you to read the Introduction for Educators before using these resources and if you should have any queries please email for further details.

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*United Nations World Food Programme (30 November 2021), “WFP at a glance: A regular lowdown on the facts, figures and frontline work of the World Food Programme” [online]. Available at: