Earlier this month, the UNHCR announced it was running out of money for refugees in Africa.
Cut refugee camp food rations, in some cases, to just 850 calories per day.
Think about what that means.
I guess every advocacy person has one: that one news item that was just…intolerable.
This one was mine.
It’s simply shocking how little play this story is getting in the press. Intolerable.
So today I’m launching The 850 Calorie Challenge.
The site does what it says on the tin: it challenges you to live on African refugee rations. Even just for one day. Or three.
Or a week.
And then write about it. Tweet about it. Facebook it. Spread the word.
There are hard questions in the development world. This isn’t one of them.