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School children put on rations for refugees

Schoolchildren and teachers are being invited to eat like a refugee during the week leading up to World Refugee day (June 14-19); get sponsored; and raise much-needed funds to help children and families threatened by conflict and disaster around the world.

Every student registered by their teacher will receive a ration pack in the mail, containing the same rations, in the same quantities, as those distributed to Syrian refugees in camps in Jordan – just a small amount of rice, beans, chickpeas, lentils, fish, oil and flour.

Hadi and Nadim hold the rations they receive as Syrian refugees in a camp in Jordan. Credit: JPRATLEY_AFP_JORDAN_Families

Since 2018, the Ration Challenge schools’ program established by Act for Peace has raised more than $1 million.

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To register, visit: https://schools.rationchallenge.org.au/

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