Generous Benefactors Prepare Apartments for Displaced Gazans

Among the types of assistance from the generous benefactors is the temporary shelters for the people of Gaza who have lost their houses.

The apartment for displaced Gazans
The apartment used to accommodate Gazans whose houses were destroyed by Israeli attacks. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – Assistance continues to be given to the victims of Israeli attacks in Gaza. This time, the team of Aksi Cepat Tanggap Palestine in Gaza has provided two apartments for the temporary residence of the Gazans who are displaced.

Two apartments are being prepared. The first is located on Alnaser Street, Gaza City. With 24 units of flat ready to use, each unit is 140 to 170 square meters wide and can accommodate several families in each unit.

The second apartment is in Deir Al Balah, equipped with five floors and 27 units of flat. Each unit is ​​more than 160 square meters wide. In addition, the ground floor of this apartment has an area ​​of up to 400 square meters.

“It is large enough to accommodate several Gaza families. There is a playground in it. The children can play cheerfully and not be bored while living in the apartment," explained Andi Noor Faradiba from ACT’s Global Humanity Response.

Faradiba continued that the people, who would stay at these two apartments, did not have to worry about the electricity and water because it had been adequately facilitated. On Friday (5/14/2021), ACT already had a list of 170 families who lost their houses due to Israeli aggression. She explained that the number would continue to grow as the data on potential beneficiaries continued to be collected.

"In the future, we will rent more apartments for residents whose houses were destroyed," she added.


A team from ACT conducts an assessment of apartments that will be used by Gazans. (ACTNews)

Based on reports from Aksi Cepat Tanggap's partners in Gaza, there are about 500 houses that were destroyed by Israeli missiles. Meanwhile, 3,500 houses suffered minor to moderate damages. As a result, many Palestinians in Gaza have lost their abode.

Some took refuge in the United Nations’ school, while others were still looking for a place to live because their houses were destroyed. “Many Palestinian families stay on the road at night. They do not know where to go after their houses were destroyed,” said Faradiba.