My Refugee Food Ration Box arrived on Saturday while we were out getting our shopping just as I posted the other day, but I have waited until now to actually open it up. Of course reading through all the downloadable information and from past experience I knew exactly what would be inside it ... but it is always a shock to see just how little there is to keep a refugee's body and soul together for one week.
In some camps refugees now get their boxes fortnightly and if they are in a family group they are given a box that contains enough for six people. The sad thing is sometimes there simply are not enough boxes to go around and families share what they have to try to feed everyone, especially the children.
The actual box is the emergency ration and they are also given coupons by the UN or other charitable organisations which they can exchange for bags of rice or flour in the camp shops ... hence us getting the little coupons in the box that tell us how much rice and flour to add to our supplies for the week.
The actual value of the box is just over £3.
Between us our fundraising has now covered the cost of over 300 boxes!!
Thank you 💖
My Unboxing Video on YouTube
Almost my entire weeks worth of food for Ration Challenge week is now in the box and waiting until Sunday 19th June. All that I need to add to this are the few extras that I have now earned ... the spring onions, the peanut butter, the tinned tomatoes and a drink.
It's not a lot for a week is it, or as the refugees have it ... not a lot for weeks, months, and even many, many years.
Thank you for all your donations and encouragement, it is really appreciated.
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