The 30 Hour Famine is a World Vision event in 21 countries. It started in 1971 when a group of young Canadians staged an event i to see what it was like to be hungry and raise money and awareness for children suffering from famine in Somalia. According to the CEO of World Vision Taiwan, Mr.Andrew Wang, in 1989, World Vision Taiwan started The 30 Hour Famine project and this year, as the world is suffering from COVID-19 pandemic, even though Taiwan has had no local transmission cases for more than 80 days, still for the safety and health of the public, Andrew Wang said World Vision Taiwan decided to hold the program on line. In the meantime, to celebrate the 31st 30 Hour Famine project in Taiwan, 31 celebrities famous Taiwanese singers and actors have joined the ranks in order to raise the awareness of the public about what it is like to live in poverty and to suffer from famine. The drive is also to call for the public to make donation to help the children in Syria and Africa and this year, Yemen is added on the list, according to the Regional Manager of Africa & Latin America and Caribbean of World Vision Taiwan, Shine Liu.
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