ACTNews, GAZA – As part of Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s annual winter aid program, in early January, ACT Branch in Palestine provided winter clothing for 400 Palestinian children in Al-Nusairat and Al-Buraij in Beit Hanoun, North Gaza.
Said Mukaffy from ACT's Global Humanity Response said ACT Palestine invited the beneficiaries to shop directly for the winter clothing at the store.
“We hope they can get the right size and model they like. The children were very happy and elated because many of them never go shopping in this store before to buy new items,” mentioned Said, Thursday (2/3/2022).
Said hopes that the warm clothes will protect Gaza's children from harsh winter when the temperatures plummet to minus degrees Celsius.
“Winter is a disaster for the Palestinians in Gaza. The blockade and crises that shackle the lives of the people of Gaza only make winter worse for them. The demand for adequate shelter, clothing, and food in winter has increased sharply compared to other seasons of the year,” added Said.
As winter in Palestine is expected to last until March 2022, Said emphasized that assistance from generous donors will be regularly channeled to help keep them warm and strong.