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Globally, more than 65.5 million people have been displaced. More than half are children.

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What conflict has taken away, you can help give back.

Can you imagine being forced to flee your home in search of safety? Leaving behind everything you’ve ever known to face an uncertain future?

This is the reality for millions of people around the world. Every minute, 24 people become displaced. More than half of them are children.

When you take up this year's 40 Hour Famine, 11 - 13 August, you'll commit to living out of your backpack for 40 hours to raise funds for refugee and displaced children. Pack the essentials – food, water, warmth; whatever you think you’ll need to get through the 40 hours.

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Learn from World Vision experts about forced migration and displacement and how this is impacting millions around the world. You can also learn to become a superstar fundraiser with some great tips, tricks and guides in our fundraising series.

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The CauseRefugee and displacement crisis

Millions have been forced to flee in search for safety.

This year's 40 Hour Famine will support work in two different areas heavily affected by the crisis; Syria and South Sudan, and their neighbouring countries. The funds you raise will help provide food, water, blankets, tarps, temporary shelter and safe spaces for some of the world's most vulnerable children.

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