Join Operation Refugee and challenge yourself to live off refugee rations for 5 days.

We supply the food box, you survive the experience, and all funds raised go to Syrian refugee families.

Operation Refugee will see you put yourself in the shoes of Syrian refugees for 5 days (or 2 days for our Operation Lite participants). It’s going to be tough, it’s going to be eye opening and it’s going to give hope to Syrian refugees living in Lebanon and Jordan.

Register today for the 5 Day Operation Refugee!
Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th June 2017

Register today for the 2 Day Operation Refugee Lite for Students!
Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th June 2017 (You choose the 2 days)

What we have achieved

Funds Raised
Our Goal


By taking this challenge, we are showing refugees that we are with them, they are not forgotten. The funds raised will supply refugees with food, medicine and the support they need to survive, showing that there are Kiwis who really care about them.

Our efforts will make a difference for families who have nowhere else to turn and will keep hope alive for refugees who want a better future.


About CWS

Christian World Service has been turning small change into big change since 1945. For 70 years we have made sure people have food, water, dignity and justice. We are committed to tackling the causes of poverty as well as its effects. We work with local people in 20 countries and when disaster strikes. We are passionate about change.

Christian World Service is a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005, registration number CC22288.

Thanks to our sponsors.

CSC Buying Group who has supported Operation Refugee
Marcus Thomas for design work.
Courier Post for delivering the Food Boxes.
Grant Allen Chef.
Life FM
Ziera Shoes
Fair Trade Association
Trade Aid