ACTNews, TUZLA, ZENICA, SREBRENICA – The generosity of the people of Indonesia in Ramadan 1440 AH also benefitted the people in the Balkan region. In late April, hundreds of food packages were delivered to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The war that raged 24 years ago has left many of the residents of the country in Southeastern Europe struggling in poverty.
The rain fell when the team arrived at Srebrenica. Upon their arrival, tens of beneficiaries, mostly women, waited in line, carrying umbrellas or wearing raincoats to protect them from the rain.
It was an unforgettable day for the people in Srebrenica. The food packages from Indonesia, a country located 15,000 kilometers away from their homeland, reached them on Tuesday (4/30). The food package distribution in Srebrenica was a part of the humanitarian aid distribution in Tuzla and Zenica the day before, Monday (4/29)
Said Mukaffiy of Global Humanity Response (GHR) – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) reported that the program initiated by Global Zakat – ACT in collaboration with Wardah aims to benefit the survivors of the war living in these three areas. Most of them were women who lost their husbands, sons, and other family members during the war in 1992-1995.
The aid benefitted 300 recipients. “After the war, many Bosnians live in poverty. To this day, it has been difficult for many of them to fulfill daily needs,” said Mukaffiy.
One of the recipients expressed her gratefulness. She was thankful that there are people who still care about them. “I thank ACT and all the people of Indonesia very much who have supported our daily needs so that we can have our iftar and suhoor in the upcoming Ramadan with happiness and smile. May the good deeds of the Indonesians be rewarded immensely by Allah. We never thought that our brothers and sisters in Indonesia who live far away from us still care about us here,” she said.
Apart from the people of Bosnia – Herzegovina, ACT also visited other peoples living in conflict and humanitarian crises. Food packages have also been given to the people in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Mongolia, as well as the Uyghurs in Turkey.