30-Hour Famine


The funds raised through the 30-Hour Famine 2020 will support World Vision’s community development work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar and Vietnam, providing children and families with livelihood and clean water & sanitation assistance. This includes:
Strengthening knowledge and awareness of safe water storage
Provide safe water storage containers and improve the hygiene behaviour of families.
Improving access to safe drinking water
Install bore wells and filtration units while helping to improve hygiene practices and reduce water-related diseases among children and adults.
Increasing access to toilets and sanitation facilities
Support materials for toilets and fresh water supply systems, as well as provide hygiene training to parents, teachers and children.
Improving access to livelihood opportunities for poor households so they can better provide for their children
Support and train households on best practices for using seedlings, which will help increase food availability.
Strengthening the skills and knowledge of farmers and households
Improve the knowledge of farmers and households on sustainable livestock-raising techniques, helping them increase livestock production and learn more about overcoming animal diseases.
Establishing the Disaster Risk Response (DRR) plans of communities and schools
Provide Disaster Risk Response (DRR) knowledge through workshops, drills and educational activities, as well as set up DRR committees in communities.

Republic of Congo






Malaysian Beneficiaries

  1. Health & nutrition, education, livelihood and child protection projects in Mukim Tulid and Tatalaan, Sabah (World Vision’s Malaysia Assistance Fund)
  2. Improving Youth Livelihoods through Vocational Training & Employability (Fugee School)
  3. Young Urban Farmers Enterprise (Good Shepherd Services)
  4. Students’ Nutritious Lunch Programme (ElShaddai Centre Berhad)
  5. Health & Hygiene for Undocumented Unaccompanied & Separated Children (UASC) in Community Placement (SUKA Society)
  6. Boost Bloom Workspace – Livelihood Training for Special Needs People (Dual Blessing Berhad)
  7. WeCare-Sponsor-a-Child Programme (Yayasan Sin Chew)


In light of COVID-19 outbreak and with consideration for everyone’s health and well-being, we have decided to revise the 30-Hour Famine format for this year only. All related activities such as the upcoming Camp Leader Training Workshop, 30-Hour Famine DIY Camp, 8-Hour Famine DIY Camp and 30-Hour Famine Countdown will be put on hold until next year.

All who are interested can participate as an individual participant and go through the materials provided in the comforts of their own home. Even though this year’s 30-Hour Famine will be different to past years, we believe that this will not affect our intention and heart for the vulnerable. If anything, it will make us stand stronger in solidarity!  

In these trying times, we urge everyone to maintain good personal hygiene and take good care of your health. At the same time, we must not forget those who are vulnerable living in places where the outbreak will potentially cause misery.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Once again, thank you for your love and support. Please stay tuned as we release more 30-Hour Famine related announcements in the coming days.

With gratitude,
World Vision Malaysia