ACTNews, IDLIB – Heavy-duty vehicles were seen going back and forth around a large area of land which is located atop the hills in Salqin, Idlib, Syria, in early April 2020. The construction workers had been working tirelessly to make sure that the buildings can finish soon.
That land is the construction site of the temporary housing complex for Syrian IDP provided by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT). The workers were quickly laying the bricks into the shelter walls, making sure that the housing will be comfortable for the IDP.
Firdaus Guritno from Global Humanity Response - ACT team in Syria said that the shelters aim to accommodate up to 50 Syrian IDP families who fled from the war. "It is targeted that by mid or late April, the building will be ready for occupancy," he explained, Thursday (4/9).
These houses will also be equipped with mattresses, stoves, room heaters, pillows, blankets and cooking utensils to make them more comfortable. Firdaus said that there are still many of the IDPs’ needs that must be fulfilled. Therefore, he invited the wider community to support the provision of these primary needs.
The temporary housing fulfilled the dream of the Syrian IDP who have been yearning for proper shelter. Their tents are not suitable for living, especially in winter when the thin tarp sheets can’t protect them from the piercing cold.
Previously, ACT has also initiated the construction of an orphanage in the Turkish city of Reyhanli. The prefabricated orphanage building is targeted to accommodate 80-100 families, with one family consisting of 5 children and one parent.
"We are also working to build an orphanage which is also equipped with learning and playing facilities, such as classrooms," Firdaus said.