Generosity of Indonesians Continue to Flow to People Around the World

This week, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) carried out humanitarian mandate for brothers and sisters in various parts of the world including Palestine, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia in the form of procurement of new ambulances, food packages, waqf wells, and Waqf Livestock Barns to welcome Qurbani.

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Illustration. ACT carried out humanitarian mandate for brothers and sisters in various parts of the world. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Charity from the Indonesians to the people in various parts of the world continues to be established through humanitarian aid. This week, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) carried out its humanitarian mandate for brothers and sisters in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia.

The support of Generous Friends in Palestine manifested in the procurement of new ambulances in Gaza. This week, nine new ambulances are ready to operate in addition to the two ambulance units that have been operating in Gaza. More ambulances will be added in 2021.

In Syria, IDPs in Idlib also received humanitarian aid from ACT. The first form of aid is the Waqf Well that serves as a solution to the clean water crisis that has shackled the Syrians for a long time. The water from the Waqf Well is used by the Syrians for drinking, bathing, taking ablution, and irrigating their agricultural land.

The second form of aid is food package distribution. ACT distributed food packages to 2,500 Syrians in the Jarabulus area. The majority of Syrian IDPs there are orphans. Not only food packages, but the orphans were also very happy when they received gifts from the ACT Team.

Welcoming the Eid ul-Adha, Waqf Livestock Barns have also been prepared in several countries, namely Yemen, Somalia, and Palestine. "Qurbani animals from goats, cows, to camels are collected at the Waqf Livestock Barn to be slaughtered when the Qurbani feast arrives," said Firdaus Guritno from ACT's Global Humanity Response team, Saturday (7/10/2021).

The best quality Qurbani meat will be distributed to underprivileged families in various countries who are experiencing a severe food crisis due to many factors such as conflict or climate change.

"Through Muslim World Solidarity (SKDI) program, the donations of the Indonesians are not only allocated for Indonesia but also for our brothers and sisters in various parts of the world. Insha Allah, if the support continues to flow, many humanitarian actions can be carried out in the following weeks," said Firdaus. []