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40 HOUR FAMINE: Aussie youth trade 40 hours of student life for refugee children

Friday, September 6, 2019

Schools across Australia are buzzing with youthful idealism as students prepare to step in the shoes of a refugee by forgoing their daily luxuries and trading 40 hours of student life for young refugees around the world. The nation’s youth will be uniting with thousands of other Australians by taking on the 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge (6 to 8 September) and will commit to living out of a backpack with only the essentials to help raise funds for the biggest humanitarian emergency of their generation, the global refugee crisis.

Australian youths once more show determination in the face of the global refugee crisis

Friday, August 17, 2018

World Vision returns this year with the iconic 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge (17-19 August) to support refugees worldwide and raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.

Young Australians fear they could become a refugee

Monday, July 30, 2018

Half of young Australians have wondered about the possibility of becoming a refugee. A new national survey from World Vision also reveals a startling one in five believe it is a definite possibility and it could happen to anyone.

Millennial Myth Busting: Young Aussies are Hungry for Change

Friday, July 29, 2016

A survey of teenagers has debunked the myth of the millennial “me” generation with 80 per cent of young people believing that helping others in an important part of who they are

Australians mark 40 years of the 40 Hour Famine 14 to 16 August 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

On the weekend of the 14 to 16 August, barley sugars will disappear from store shelves and tummies around the country will rumble as Australia does the 40 Hour Famine for the 40th time.