Actions of Kindness Without Limit Ready to Accompany Palestinians in Upcoming Ramadan

The upcoming Ramadan will be the second Ramadan in pandemic for Muslims around the world, including the Palestinians For them, the pandemic worsens their lives as they were already struggling with the humanitarian crisis that has yet to end before the pandemic broke out.

ACT partner in Gaza delivers food aid from door to door. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA - In Indonesia, Ramadan 2021 will be the second Ramadan in the Covid-19 Pandemic. Indonesian people’s lives have not fully recovered as the economy is still unstable, the activities restricted, and the health system endangered. These problems are faced not only by Indonesians. In Palestine, the situations faced by the residents are even worse because they also have to deal with the humanitarian crisis.

The pandemic has led to a massive impact on the life of the Palestinians. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), as reported by Aljazeera,  stated the socio-economic situation in Palestine would be worse off due to the pandemic that has hit. This is compounded by the ongoing occupation and blockade that have deteriorated the Palestinian economy.

Ahead of Ramadan, Palestinian residents are still surrounded by grief. Humanitarian assistance becomes their only hope. This fact is what motivates Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) to continue to assist Palestinian people, including during Ramadan.

Said Mukaffiy from the Global Humanity Response- ACT team said that various humanitarian programs would be present for the Palestinians in the upcoming Ramadan. The humanitarian vehicles,  ACT's facilities, and ACT Branch Office in Palestine will continue to channel the kindness of the Indonesian donors to their brothers and sisters in Palestine.

“Providing food is one of our focuses in assisting the Palestinians. The Humanity Food Truck is ready to serve the delicious meal packages during iftar and suhoor,” said Said, Saturday (3/13/2021).

Apart from meal packages, in the moment of Ramadan, ACT will also distribute staple food packages to underprivileged families in Palestine. These packages will be distributed to a thousand beneficiaries.

“We will also distribute Quran copies, Ramadan and Eid gifts, and new clothes. We will also provide Waqf Houses for Palestinians, Waqf Wells and new carpets for mosques. All of these are the fruits of generosity of the Indonesian people,” added Said.

The construction of the Waqf House for Palestinians. These houses will be allocated for underprivileged Palestinians who have lost their homes to Israeli attacks. (ACTNews)

Palestinian-Indonesian Brotherhood

Since early 2021, ACT has launched many humanitarian programs for Palestine. One of them is the Sister Family Palestine-Indonesia. Through this program, families in Indonesia and those in Palestine are bonded through the provision of assistance to poverty-stricken Palestinian families.

Senior Vice President of Aksi Cepat Tanggap, Rini Maryani stated, Sister Family Palestine-Indonesia was part of ACT’s ongoing effort to raise the dignity of the Palestinian people who are living under illegal occupation and to strengthen the brotherhood between the two nations. “Insha Allah, this program will alleviate and sustain the struggle of thousands of Palestinian families in the midst of the Zionist occupation and siege. Palestinian families will receive food, clothing, cooking utensils, bedding, electricity and health aid. For certain families, they will assistance to help them pay the rent and school fees,” she said at the launch of the Sister Family Palestine Indonesia program on Friday (2/5/2021). []