ACTNews, GAZA – Mohammed Hassan Alshafe has gratefully received community shelter assistance from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT). Now, Hassan, his wife, and his four children can live comfortably in a house that is specially rented by ACT for underprivileged residents in Gaza, Palestine.
Hassan said that he used to have a simple house in Gaza. However, last May, his house was destroyed, razed to the ground, by an Israeli missile. He also lost all of his belongings. However, he is still grateful that all his family members are safe from the attack.
“We have lost all of our belongings when our house was destroyed. Everything has been razed to the ground,” said Hassan while showing his previous house location to ACT Palestine team, Friday (8/27/2021).
Hassan explained that after his house was destroyed, he and his family were confused about where to live. He was also very grateful because at that time the ACT Palestine team visited the victims who had lost their homes, including Hassan, so that they could receive house assistance from Indonesian benefactors’ generosity. Hassan occupies one of the three apartments prepared by ACT; one in the Central Area of Deir Albalah, and two others in Al Naser Street, Gaza City.
“After our house was destroyed, there was only ACT’s assistance that helped us. We are very thankful to ACT and Generous Benefactors for letting us live in this place. May Allah reward all of your kindness,” said Hassan.
Friday Guritno from ACT’s Global Humanity Response explained that Hassan was only one of the dozens of families who received comfortable house assistance. On average, the beneficiaries are underprivileged residents whose houses were destroyed by Israeli attacks while other beneficiaries do not own a house due to economic limitations.
In addition to community shelter assistance, ACT also provides various household needs to support the lives of the residents including stove, mattress, and cupboard. The apartment also has electricity and clean water that can be used for daily needs.