Emergency Aid from Indonesia Directly Benefits Thousands of Palestinians

A total of 17,107 Palestinians have benefited from the assistance from the Indonesian people which was distributed during the emergency phase after the Israeli aggression. So, what were the kinds of assistance?

Gazan evacuee receives aid
Distribution of food to Gaza evacuees. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA - Aksi Cepat Tanggap continues to distribute emergency aid to the Palestinian people in Gaza and in Jerusalem. From May 1 to 21, 2021, medical services, public kitchens and free meals, staple food packages, Eid gifts, prayer kits, and housing had been provided to 17,107 Palestinians.

Medical supplies and equipment were distributed to Al Shifa hospital in Gaza. As many as 9,200 people have benefitted from this distribution. Due to the high number of injuries and fatalities, many hospitals need more equipment and supplies to support the recovery of the patients.

Two pre-hospital ambulances had been involved in helping 2,900 residents who needed emergency and regular medical treatments.

To provide food for the people of Palestine, public kitchens are available in Al-Aqsa Compound in Jerusalem and in Gaza. In Jerusalem, meals from the public kitchen were distributed to residents within the vicinity of the sacred compound. In addition, the meal packages were also distributed to the Gazans who were displaced. As of Thursday (5/20/2021), the meal package distribution has reached 2,150 beneficiaries.

In Gaza, food aid was also present in the form of staple food distribution to feed Gazan families for few days. At least 272 families received these staple food packages.

"We will continue to send aid to Palestine and help Muslim brothers and sisters there so that they can pursue a decent life like other people," said Andi Noor Faradiba from ACT's Global Humanity Response.

In addition to medical and food needs, ACT also distributed prayer kits to 40 Palestinian families in Khan Younis to help them pray and worship more comfortably.

At the moment, many families in Gaza urgently need adequate housing for families whose houses were destroyed by the attacks. ACT will prepare shelters for affected families, equipped with electricity and running water. []