In 2014, they decided to try living on rations for a week and get sponsored to do it. Joined by 100 pioneering people, they put themselves in the shoes of refugees for seven days, raising awareness and £32,000 – enough to feed 277 refugees for a year. The Ration Challenge was born!
In the four years since then, more than 40,000 people around the world have signed up to survive on rations during Refugee Week in June. Together these incredible people and their generous sponsors have raised more than £5 million.
In 2019, the Ration Challenge has partnered with Concern Worldwide UK to launch for the first time in the UK, giving people a powerful way to come together, take action and show refugees we’re with them not against them.
Read more about the Ration Challenge story here.