Where the money goes

The money you raise by taking on the Ration Challenge will help support Syrian refugees living in camps in Jordan, having fled eight years of conflict and violence in their own country. You will help provide them with food rations, medicine and education.

Your support will also help fund the work of Concern Worldwide (UK) with refugees and internally displaced people in countries like Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Bangladesh. It will also contribute towards Concern’s wider work in tackling hunger and extreme poverty with the most vulnerable people in the world’s poorest places.

30% will be allocated to work supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan and 70% to supporting Concern’s work with refugees, displaced people and the most vulnerable people in in the world’s poorest places.


Over 11 million Syrian people – nearly half the country’s population – have been displaced because of war. They are some of the world’s most vulnerable people: resilient mothers and fathers struggling to provide for their children; sons and daughters missing out on an education; people dying for want of basic medical care; and families who, after losing everything, are not getting the support they deserve to rebuild their lives.

The money you raise will help provide food ration packs to the most vulnerable – the same food you’ll be eating during the Challenge. It will also go towards supporting Concern’s work with refugees and displaced people, and tackling hunger and extreme poverty with the most vulnerable people in the world’s poorest places.

Emergency hygiene kits that contain clothing, soap and sanitary items help people living in camps maintain health and prevent disease.

Community medical days each month provide hundreds of refugees with life-saving access to specialist care.

Education forums for children help them continue their education and counselling support helps refugees deal with the trauma they’ve been through.