| November 20, 2008 at 02:53 pm
For most in the United States, November is a month to give thanks. On Thanksgiving Day, we gather at our homes and enjoy great food and the company of loved ones. Refugees in and from Darfur have been deprived of a home; many of their loved ones have been killed and they lack the basics, such as food and water. In solidarity with all of the displaced from Darfur, Stop Genocide Now team members Jeremiah Forest and Eric Angel will participate in a month-long fast, matching their diet to the ones of refugees we have recently visited in the desert. Forest and Angel will write daily journals and regularly upload pictures and video, sharing their experience.
The average refugee diet in Chad consists of the following:
Cracked Wheat - Daily, 7 oz. (weight not volume) (686 Calories)
Farina Wheat Cereal - Daily - 1.17 oz (weight not volume) (123 Calories)
Yellow Split Peas - Daily 1/6 Cup (82 Calories)
Oil - Daily 2.4 TSPNs (96 Calories)
Sugar - Daily 2 TSPNs (30 Calories)
Salt - Daily 1/10 Teaspoon per day.
Total of 1,017 Calories
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