Food Packages Aid Syrian IDPs in the Face of High Refugee Rates

Syria is experiencing the height of the crisis. According to the UN, the number of child IDPs in need of humanitarian assistance will reach an all-time high in May 2022. The ACT team has distributed hundreds of food packages to IDPs in Idlib to alleviate their burden.

Syrian internally displaced children
The ACT team distributes food to Syrian internally displaced children. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, IDLIB – Generous Friends provided hundreds of food packages for Syrian internally displaced people living in Idlib camps. The packages contained tens of kilograms of flour, rice, sugar, canned meat and beans, salt, and other necessities.

According to Firdaus Guritno of the Global Humanity Network (GHN) Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team, we distributed the packages to help refugees deal with the current crisis's peak. Firdaus stated that the packages distributed to 920 IDPs were sufficient to meet the refugees' food needs for the next two months.

Food is one of the most pressing needs among Syrian IDPs today. According to the GHN-ACT team, over 3.5 million Syrian are IDPs in Idlib. The number of refugees is directly proportional to their increasing food requirements.

"This food aid was gratefully received, Alhamdulillah. Amid the current economic difficulties, this assistance should help refugees meet their food needs. Furthermore, this assistance strengthens their relationship with Indonesia," Firdaus said on Friday (5/20/2022).

According to the United Nations (UN), the number of Syrian children in need of humanitarian assistance reached a new high in May 2022.

"Syria's children have suffered for far too long and should not suffer any longer," the UN children's agency Unicef said in a statement, noting that 9.3 million required aid both inside the country and in the wider region where they had fled. More than 6.5 million children in Syria need assistance, the highest number recorded since the beginning of the crisis, more than 11 years ago," it added.

Children are among the most vulnerable, and the UN warned they are bearing the brunt of the impact. Unicef said they faced a severe cash shortfall that affected their ability to provide aid. "Funding for humanitarian operations is meanwhile fast dwindling," Khodr said.[]