ACTNews, GAZA - Aksi Cepat Tanggap has established a public kitchen at the Al Bahrin school, Tal Al-Hawa, North Gaza, which is one of the places where the Gazans seek shelter from the airstrikes. Through this public kitchen, up to 900 portions of meal can be cooked each day.
"After the food is cooked, we package it before being distributed directly to the evacuees. Inshaallah, this assistance can strengthen them and satisfy their hunger," reported Said Mukaffiy from Global Humanity Response – Aksi Cepat Tanggap, Monday (5/17/2021). The team maintains the quality of the meal packages by making sure that they are delicious and nutritious. Said hoped that the meal package distribution could continue for a sustainable future.
Due to the attacks in Gaza, several factories and food warehouses in Gaza City were destroyed. One of the buildings known as the production bank, a place used to process food for Gaza residents was destroyed, leading to a potential large-scale hunger crisis in Palestine as food production stops.
"Therefore, food aid is very important for Palestinians because they are threatened by long-term food insecurity," Said added. Based on data compiled by Global Humanity Response - ACT in 2021, 1.6 million Palestinians cannot afford nutritious food. In Gaza, nearly 50 percent of the population are deprived of essential minerals and vitamins.