ACTNews, SOMALIA – Global Qurban-ACT's mission to deliver qurbani animals to various parts of the world has been accomplished. The African countries were included in the list of countries reached by the qurbani distribution as an effort to alleviate their food crisis. In Somalia, Global Qurban – ACT delivered the qurbani animals mandated by the Indonesian donors.
The main targets of the qurbani distribution in this Muslim-majority country were internally displaced persons. Hundreds of sacrificial animals were slaughtered, including cows, goats and camels.
“Alhamdulillah, the weight of the cattle that we sacrificed varied from 220 to 250 kilograms while the sacrificial goats weighed 40 kilograms and camels 300 kilograms. These qurbani animals had met the requirements to be sacrificed. They were old enough and were of excellent health,” said Firdaus Guritno from ACT’s Global Humanity Response, Friday (7/30/2021).
Safia Shukri Hilowl, an ACT Partner in Somalia said the qurbani distribution was spread across various regions, including Mogadishu and Hargeisa. A total of 70,728 refugees and impoverished residents in Somalia received the best quality qurbani meat.
One of the internally displaced persons named Mulki said that his family was very grateful to be able to enjoy qurbani meat. Mulki hoped that at the next Eid Al-Adha, he will be able to receive qurbani meat from Indonesian generous donors again.
“I have seven children and work odd jobs. I do whatever I can do. Sometimes I work as a launderer. Today we are very happy to get this much meat. We will pray for Muslims in Indonesia. Thank you very much,” said Mulki.
Internally displaced people in Somalia have long lived in hardship and suffered from drought. Food insecurity and hunger are prevalent in this country. They can’t buy simple foods let alone meat.