ACTNews, IDLIB – If you study the conflict in Syria, you will learn about a painful reality. Since the outbreak of the conflict, the death toll has reached 400,000 and half of the citizens have escaped to seek refuge. The World Bank even has stated that Syria has the highest number of refugees since World War II.
The conflict is affecting the social and economic condition of the Syrians. World Bank stated that there is a significant decline of up to 60% of the Syrian economy since 2010. As a result, there are many unemployments, weakening of the currency, the climbing prices of commodities, and the cessation of foreign aid due to the conflict.
In the social sector, many Syrian children drop out from school, end up in early marriage for females, and deprived of employment to make a living for males.
Data from World Food Programme (WFP) stated there are 9.3 million Syrians are experiencing food insecurity. The food price has also increased by 200% since before the pandemic which forced the people to reduce their portion.
Aksi Cepat Tanggap continues to encourage Generous Benefactors to help the Syrian IDPs performing Ramadan worship without food shortage through zakat-ul-fitr.
“ACT encourages Indonesian people to expand their generosity through zakat-ul-fitr which is paid once every year. Hopefully, this zakat payment can help our brothers and sisters who are in a humanitarian crisis,” said Amir. Apart from zakat-ul-fitr, ACT also strives to distribute eid gifts ahead of Eid Al-Fitr.