ACTNews, GAZA – The prolonged conflict in Palestine makes it difficult for the Palestinian economy to grow. In addition, the restriction due to the Covid-19 pandemic has limited access to food sources. Moreover, the high rates of unemployment make it difficult for the Palestinians to meet the food needs of their families.
According to the data from ACT’s Global Humanity Response, in 2021 there are 1.6 million Palestinians who can't afford nutritional food. Around 50% of the Gazans have low rates of essential minerals and vitamins. Thus, hunger has become prevalent for most Palestinians. In the month of Ramadan, hopes for having proper food are in their prayers.
With the spirit of Actions Without Limits in the last 10 days of Ramadan, ACT has distributed assistance from generous benefactors in the form of 100 tons of food aid packages to the underprivileged Palestinians. The assistance was distributed to Jabalia Camp, Beit Lahia, North Gaza, which accommodates a lot of underprivileged families.
The food aid packages were delivered by several trucks with the Indonesian and Palestinian flags were waving on each of the trucks as a symbol of a good relationship between both countries.
Said Mukaffiy from the team of ACT’s Global Humanity Response said that the food aid distribution started on May 5, and would continue to be distributed until the end of Ramadan. “The ACT volunteers enthusiastically visited the camp by themselves to distribute these food packages so that the Palestinians no longer worry about their food supplies until the end of Ramadan,” said Said, Friday (5/7/2021).
The ACT volunteers help each other to unload the food aid for the Palestinians in Jabalia Camp, Beit Lahia, north Gaza. (ACTNews)
The Palestinians were very grateful for the food aid in this Ramadan because in the last Ramadan the economic condition of underprivileged Palestinians was very saddening and they barely could afford proper food to be consumed.
Said encouraged Indonesian people to continue sending their assistance so that the Palestinians could continuously eat proper meals in the next months after Ramadan. “Insha Allah, after Ramadan we will still distribute the food aid along with the continuous support received from the benefactors,” concluded Said.