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The an­nual World Vi­sion 40 Hour Famine be­gins on June 9 with more than 25,000 peo­ple across the Auck­land re­gion rais­ing money for Syr­ian refugees liv­ing in Jordan. Par­tic­i­pants will be giv­ing up food, TV, or so­cial me­dia; sleep­ing in a box, wash­ing cars, and liv­ing out of back­packs, to raise money for World Vi­sion. Last year, Kiwi kids raised nearly $2 mil­lion that went to­wards sup­port­ing child friendly spa­ces. This al­lowed chil­dren in war-torn Syria to start their ed­u­ca­tion again, and re­ceive psy­cho so­cial sup­port for the trauma they have wit­nessed. Since the New Zealand 40 Hour Famine started in 1975, it’s has raised more than $77 mil­lion.

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