Food Packages Distributed to 1,400 Impoverished Gazans to Help Them Through Winter

A total of 1,400 beneficiaries in several areas in Gaza received food packages from Indonesian donors through Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) with the hope that these foodstuffs can keep them warm during the freezing winter.

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Families in Gaza receive food packages ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – As winter reaches its coldest months, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continued donating foodstuff packages to the poor in Gaza. Around 1,400 residents in Ashouka and Khan Younis in South Gaza and Jabalia Al-Balad in South Gaza received foodstuff packages distributed in late January.

Said Mukaffiy from ACT's Global Humanity Response team said each package contained staple foods such as rice, eggs, cooking oil, sugar, salt, flour, and canned meat that are enough for up to two months.

"We prepared these foodstuffs not for one or two individuals, but for families, and most families in Gaza are quite large, with up to nine members,” added Said, Tuesday (2/1/2022).

He emphasized the paramount importance of adequate food for the Gazans during the coldest days of winter to prevent them from hypothermia.

"Warm food can prevent body temperature from dropping drastically below the normal temperature required by metabolism and body systems," added Said.

The beneficiaries were very grateful for this assistance. Most of them were poor families who do not have any jobs. To meet their daily needs, they rely heavily on help from the international community. []