Keeping yourself healthy during the Ration Challenge and fundraising within the law are both incredibly important. Please make sure you thoroughly read the guidance below to keep safe and legal during the challenge. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Ration Challenge team on 0800 600 700.
We’ve designed the Ration Challenge to reflect, as closely as we can, what it’s like to eat rations as a Syrian refugee in Jordan. The ration pack, coupons and rewards you get in the challenge are based directly on the ration packs distributed by Ration Challenge’s partners, the coupons distributed by NGOs (non-governmental organisations), and the other ways in which refugees find food in the refugee camps. However, every refugee’s circumstances are different.
The calorie content of the food eaten during the challenge (i.e. the contents of the ration pack provided plus the specified additional rice and flour) is below 1738 kcal/person/day. This does not meet the Sphere Minimum Standard of 2,100 kcal/person/day. It is also not consistent with the daily calorie requirements of an average adult recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
By taking part in the challenge, the participant (“you”) fully acknowledge and undertake the risks involved and understand that the program is not medically supervised. In taking part, you hereby waive and release Oxfam New Zealand from any and all claims, costs, liability and expense for any injury, whether known, anticipated or unanticipated, arising from this voluntary participation.
If, for whatever reason, you feel ill during the challenge, you should cease participation immediately. It is advised that you consult a doctor before taking part, especially if you have a medical condition, take regular medication or have been ill recently.
It is not recommended that you exceed the one week duration of the challenge.
It is not recommended that you dramatically increase your physical activity levels during the challenge. If you exercise regularly in normal circumstances, it is recommended that you reduce the level of physical exertion you undertake during the challenge.
It is recommended that pregnant women or anyone with an existing illness does not take part in the challenge. If you are under 18 you may only take part in the Ration Challenge as part of a school or family organised activity, fully supervised by a teacher, parent or guardian.