ACTNews, REYHANLI – It was early in the morning in Reyhanli, a city located between Turkey-Syria border. In Hacı Mehmet Karaçadır Cami of Reyhanli. The worshippers had just finished their Eid prayer. On that Tuesday (6/4), Eid-ul-Fitr had just been celebrated in Turkey. On that joyful occasion, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with the Syrian orphans in an orphanage in Reyhanli.
“Today, we are going to do a number of activities with the Syrian orphans,” reported Firdaus Guritno of Global Humanity Response (GHR) – ACT.
After finishing their Eid prayer, Guritno and the orphans went to the orphanage to eat together and distribute Eid Gifts to the orphans.
The room where the children gathered was filled with laughter and happiness as they clapped their hands and danced to the music that was playing. Some of them were busy opening their new toys. “There was also gifts distribution supported by the generosity of the Indonesians channeled through Global Zakat – ACT,” added Guritno.
The effort to alleviate the hardship of the Syrian refugees in Turkey continues to be done by ACT. Reyhanli is among the cities that are populated by Syrian refugees so that they outnumber the local Turkish population. Millions of Syrian refugees in Reyhanli are seeking safety and better living. The conflict has deprived them of their security.
“This Eid Gift distribution is a mark of our care. The Indonesians continue to assist the Syrian refugees on the festive day of Eid-ul-Fitr,” added Guritno.
The children happily opened their gifts that contain new clothes and toys.
Apart from the orphans in Reyhanli, the Eid Gifts also reached Syrian IDP in Atmeh, Syria. On Sunday (6/2) and Monday (6/3), hundreds of Eid Gifts were distributed to 800 Syrian refugee children.
“The distribution of the Eid Gifts will continue, as well as other humanitarian programs. ACT will always bring happiness to the Syrian refugees in Reyhanli and other areas,” concluded Guritno.