ACTNews, SOUTH JAKARTA – Humanitarianism knows no national borders. This is the reason why Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s humanitarian programs expand to not only Indonesia but also other countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Andi Noor Faradiba from ACT's Global Humanity Response explained, from January 1 to September 30, 2021, ACT's humanitarian programs have reached 21 countries. A total of 555 humanitarian program implementations have been carried out involving 4,747 volunteers.
“These 21 countries are in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The total beneficiaries are 115,976 families or 1,134,083 individuals," she reported, Saturday (10/2/2021).
These 21 countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Palestine, Yemen, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Turkey.
“Our humanitarian programs cover many aspects of life such as economy, health, education, infrastructure, and food. They include staple food and meal package distribution, waqf well construction, winter clothing provision, job skill training, free medical and ambulance services, school shuttle services, clean water distribution, electricity installation, and Qur'an copy distribution," she explained.
Faradiba added that the beneficiaries are underprivileged communities, victims of humanitarian conflicts, as well as refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The number of beneficiaries will continue to grow as the programs continue.