I continue to see that people land on my blog searching variations of “what do refugees eat?” Thanks to the brilliant journalist Annia Clezadlo for recommending an article from the IRIN website. Here is a link to this great, nitty-gritty piece that asks displaced individuals how they and their families manage each month on meager savings and cash assistance. “We don’t make difficult decisions with our money, we make difficult sacrifices.” You’ll also see really interesting photographs to go with each person’s story. In the context of the current news of starvation under siege, these poverty rations feel rich. How much must people suffer? Pray for peace and justice, work for peace and justice.
By Samya Kullab, IRIN, 25 November 2015