ACT Gives Away Meals to Over a Thousand Residents in Gaza

The distribution covered the regions of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza, Khan Younis in southern Gaza, and Deir al-Balah in central Gaza.

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Gazans receive meals distributed by ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – Through the Palestination movement launched by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), about 1,113 residents in Gaza received meals from Indonesian donors. The distribution covered the regions of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza, Khan Younis in southern Gaza, and Deir al-Balah in central Gaza.

Said Mukaffiy from ACT's Global Humanity Network team explained that the distribution was carried out using the Humanity Food Truck in which the meals were also cooked.

"Food crisis is one of the major problems in Gaza. There are two million Palestinians who experience food insecurity, 1.4 million of them live in Gaza," added Said. Food insecurity is caused by high poverty and unemployment rates.

A less diversified diet causes multiple nutritional problems. According to a national survey in Gaza, nearly 50 percent of residents there have very low levels of essential minerals and vitamins.

"The beneficiaries were very grateful for the food aid. In addition, the nutritious meals were very essential for many Palestinian children to support their growth,” concluded Said. []