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i-ACT20 Day 13: Fast with the One. Fast with the 300,000.

Will You Fast With Me On Monday?

By Gabriel Stauring


Well, you’d be fasting with me and millions around the world. The difference is that we have a choice whether to do it or not, and there’s always food right at our reach.

For the past week, I’ve been visiting families at refugee camp Touloum. The mothers tell me that, this month, their rations will be cut even further. They will only receive some sorghum and a small amount of lentils. Their rations had already been severely cut approximately eight months ago, from the standard of 2,100 calories per person, per day, to 850. Those reduced rations were lasting them about two weeks, if they were careful and did not have to share with other non-registered refugees, who receive nothing.