Food Aid from Indonesian Generous Benefactors Reaches Srinagar this Winter

"They are families who are in a dire need as Kashmir is still isolated, coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Firdaus Guritno of Global Humanity Response - Aksi Cepat Tanggap.

Poor families in the city of Srinagar received packages of staple food from Indonesian benefactors in mid-March 2021. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SRINAGAR - The generosity of the Indonesian people reached Srinagar City, the capital of Kashmir. Despite being located 8,100 kilometers from the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, food packages from the people of Indonesia reached impoverished families in the city of Srinagar through Aksi Cepat Tanggap.

Srinagar has been a destination for many immigrants. It has been increasingly difficult for many families in Srinagar to make ends meet due to the pandemic. Even before that, many families had been living in difficulties due to the political instability in Kashmir.

Firdaus Guritno from Global Humanity Response - Aksi Cepat Tanggap explained that the total beneficiaries of the aid distribution were 2,300 people. The distribution took place between March 10 to 20. "They are families who are in a dire need as Kashmir is still isolated, coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Firdaus.

The food packages provided to the beneficiaries consisted of rice, wheat, cooking oil, and other staple foods. Thanks to the generosity of the Indonesian people, many Muslim brothers and sisters in Kashmir had benefitted from this program. []