I am taking the Act for Peace Ration Challenge during Refugee Week and opening my eyes to what it’s like for refugees to survive on rations. From 18-25 June I will be eating the same rations as a Syrian refugee – just a small amount of rice, lentils, chick peas, sardines, oil and kidney beans. That’s it. No meat, coffee or alcohol.
Our governments and leaders have created this refugee crisis – this is a man-made problem, but together we can change things.
We should treat others the way we would want to be treated. If any of us feared for our life we’d want to know that others would help us to safety.
Refugees are seeking safety. They just want to rebuild their lives where it’s safe. Can’t we all relate to that?
I’m actually looking forward to this challenge! I’m waiting for my refugee food ration pack to arrive in the post soon.
I’ll be joining more than 10,000 other incredible people across Australia and raising money and awareness for communities threatened by conflict and disaster. And most importantly, we’ll be showing refugees we’re with them, not against them.