ACTNews, GAZA – Half of the total population in Gaza still have to suffer from starvation. Moreover, the socioeconomic fabric in Gaza is faltering due to the COVID-19 pandemic and years of blockade imposed by Israel. The economy in Gaza shrinks by 7.6 percent, according to Al Jazeera.
Mohammed Saed Abu Warda, parents of Reem Abu Warda and Ahmed Abu Warda in Jabalia, has not been able to work for some time. The pandemic has truly made it difficult for him to make ends meet. Fortunately, Aksi Cepat Tanggap, through its local volunteers, has visited Mohammed Saed's house to deliver food packages.
"We thank you for the generosity of our brothers and sisters in Indonesia. May Allah repay all of your kindness," Abu Warda wished. In addition, ACT volunteers distributed dozens of food packages from Indonesia Humanitarian Center (IHC) to dozens of other beneficiaries in Jabalia and Beit Hanoun.
ACT volunteers in Gaza packing food aid at the Indonesia Humanitarian Center. (ACTNews)
Said Mukaffiy from the Global Humanity Response - ACT Team explained that the food aid is an effort that continues to bring happiness to the people of Gaza amid the pandemic. "The food packages were delivered to underprivileged families who really need food aid for their daily needs," Mukaffiy said.
Many households have been losing their sources of income. Some of them have members who suffer from disabilities due to Israeli attacks.
"Alms from the generous friends really supports their struggle,” added Said.