Live Below the Line


Across the world, thousands of people are joining the movement to tackle extreme poverty. Addressing the economic challenges of refugees—among the most
vulnerable—is one critical step.
Will you join us?


From April 28–May 2, 2014, we will join thousands of supporters around the world who will Live Below the Line, a global challenge to live on $1.50 per day for 5 days, to raise awareness and funds for the 1.2 billion people who live below the extreme poverty line.  

Today more than 15 million people around the world have fled their home countries, often with little more than the clothes on their backs. These refugees, among the most vulnerable people in the word, must often deal with the impact of extreme poverty and hunger in addition to the full trauma of their condition.

This year, in Chad alone, HIAS will distribute more than 8,730 tons of food to Darfuris in refugee camps.

By joining with other organizations that focus on specific populations or other underlying conditions that lead to extreme poverty—such as health, education, and environment—we hope to raise awareness and funds for issues that our clients deal with on a daily basis.

We’re thrilled to be the first refugee organization and the first Jewish organization to partner with the Live Below the Line campaign since it began four years ago.

Learn more about the challenge and join us!