ACTNews, KAYSERI, ISTANBUL - The COVID-19 outbreak has forced the Uighurs in Istanbul, Turkey to stop working as many businesses have been closed. It has been difficult for them to fulfill their daily needs.
In the last 10 days of Ramadan, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) reached out to the Uighurs in Kayseri again. On Friday (5/15), staple food packages were given to the Uighur diasporic community in Turkey affected by COVID-19.
Happy faces of the Uighur children in Kayseri, Turkey. They were sitting under a tree in front of their house, waiting for the food packages from ACT. (ACTNews)
"We provide the food packages to 260 families, consisting of 1,560 Uighurs in Turkey,” said Firdaus Guritno from Global Humanity Response (GHR) - ACT.
The food packages were also delivered to the Uighurs in Istanbul. Boxes of food packages were arranged neatly in front of a roadside shop in Istanbul and ready to be distributed to the Uighurs. The food aid distribution in Istanbul reached 230 families or 1,380 beneficiaries.
Turkey is one of the countries affected by COVID-19 with a total of confirmed cases to date reaching 150,000.
"In the last days of the month of Ramadan, we continue to help those who need our helping hands so that they can happily spend the month of Ramadan in the last 10 days," Firdaus added.