Food Packages to Alleviate Food Insecurity in Syria

WFP estimated that 6.6 million people suffer from food insecurity in Syria. Earlier this year, ACT distributed 50 tons of flour for the bread packages for the Syrian IDP.

Handover of the aid to the IDP families. (ACTNews).

ACTNews, IDLIB – The wars in the Middle East rage on. On January 10, 2020, a missile hit eastern Syria and killed at least 8 people, as reported by CNBC Indonesia. On Saturday (11/1), CNN Indonesia reported that the United Nations Security Council reached a consensus to save Syrian lives.

Syrian civilians are the real victims of the ongoing conflict in Syria. In addition to being threatened by the violence, there are around 6.6 million people who suffer from food insecurity, as reported by the World Food Program (WFP).

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) visited one of the IDP camps in Idlib, Syria. The radiant faces of Syrian children welcomed them on Sunday (1/12). Fauzi Baadilla, an Indonesian actor who also joined the team participated in distributing bread and food packages for IDP children. This food distribution was a continuation of the previous aid distribution program.

Fauzi Baadilla with Syrian Children in an IDP camp (ACTNews)

"The distribution of aid that we did at the beginning of 2020 was a continuation of our regular aid distribution for Syria. In the previous months, we have given similar assistance, "said Firdaus Guritno from ACT's Global Humanity Response Team on Tuesday (1/14). Internally displaced people at two IDP camps received food assistance on Saturday (1/11) and Sunday (1/12).

The GHR-ACT Team distributed 50 tons of flour for the bread packages. Additionally, 650 food packages were distributed to the IDP. "The aid benefitted around 1,500 people, or 650 IDP families thanks to the generosity of the Indonesian people that channeled through ACT, "said Firdaus.

Similar assistance was also given in late 2019 when 21 tons of food packages from Indonesia were distributed to the IDP. At the end of December 2019, 525 families or 3,150 people received food package. []