Join us for the
Ration Challenge

… and show refugees we’re with
them, not against them.

What it's all about

The Act for Peace Ration Challenge is back!

During Refugee Week,17-24 June, we’re challenging you to survive on refugee rations to raise money and awareness for communities who’ve left everything behind to escape conflict and disaster, and are in desperate need of food, shelter and medical care.

Want to know more? Watch the video, or read more about the Ration Challenge here.

What will I be eating?

For the week of the Ration Challenge, you’ll be eating the same as a Syrian refugee living in a camp in Jordan. Just a small amount of rice, flour, lentils, chick peas, beans, fish (vegetarians and vegans can use an alternative) and oil. That’s it. No meat, no coffee and no alcohol!

However, it is possible to earn rewards based on how much you’ve fundraised – for example, a spice or flavouring to add to your rice, a fresh vegetable of your choice, or even a welcome cup of tea. So the friends, families and colleagues who are willing to sponsor you will be playing a crucial role in helping you through the week, as well as providing vital funds to support refugees.

Read more about what’s involved in the Challenge here

“What a humbling experience!”

Alia, like many of our previous Ration Challengers, was worried that she wouldn’t make it through the whole week, or be able to raise much money.

“Taking part in the Ration Challenge was a chance to be part of something bigger than myself. I felt that I could finally be part of a community taking action against an injustice that I often feel helpless about .”

Who you'll be helping

The money you raise will provide food rations, medical care, education and other essential support to Syrian refugees living in Jordan – people like Assala – as well as helping other conflict and disaster-affected communities around the world.

Assala’s story

Assala lives in a tent in an urban refugee camp on the outskirts of Amman, Jordan, with her husband Ahed and their 13-year-old son Naser. They fled from Syria 6 years ago to escape the bombings. Assala hasn’t seen her mother, or her sisters, since then.

In Syria, the family lived a good life. They owned a chicken farm and sold olive oil. But now, Ahed has a back injury and can’t work, so Assala has to pick up whatever work she can to help feed her family. The family depend entirely on her small income, and the food rations they’ve received thanks to the money raised through the Ration Challenge.

Want to get involved?

Then share your details here and you’ll be one of the first to know when registration for the Ration Challenge 2018 opens.

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