Humanity Food Truck Assembly in Syria Continues to Hasten

Humanity Food Truck initiated by ACT for Syrian IDPs to optimize the distribution of food aid. The construction is planned to be completed at the end of May.

Display of Humanity Food Truck being made for Syrian refugees. (ACTNews)
Display of Humanity Food Truck being made for Syrian refugees. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, IDLIB – The prolonged crisis that hit Syria has caused food prices to soar. The Syrian IDPs have to endure hunger. In Idlib, the Syrians are used to starving even though they are not fasting. Many children cry because of hunger in the refugee camp.

Amir Firdausi from ACT’s Global Humanity Response explained the distribution of food aid needed to increase to reach more Syrian IDPs. One of the initiatives being carried out by ACT is to create a Humanity Food Truck.

“This Humanity Food Truck can make up to 1,000 servings of food per day so that the IDP's hunger can be alleviated. The Humanity Food Truck can also reach the Syrians in the Atimah, Aqrabat, and Ad-Dana areas,” said Amir, Tuesday (5/4/2021)

According to Amir this Humanity Food Truck started its assembly on April 12 and was planned to be completed at the end of May. Currently, the team is still installing the electricity and cooking appliances.

The team from ACT installs electricity for Humanity Food Truck. (ACTNews)

“In the future, Humanity Food Truck will distribute delicious and highly nutritious ready-to-eat food. Besides getting their hunger satiated, the IDP will also remain healthy because of the nutritious food made in the Humanity Food Truck," explained Amir.

The food truck in Syria itself has a total length of 5 meters, of which 3.4 meters is the box that functions as a kitchen. The truck uses modern, sophisticated, and similar to in Indonesia even though the size is smaller than Humanity Food Truck made in Indonesia. Inside, there will be an electric generator and a water tank with a capacity of 1 cubic meter.

Since the beginning of Ramadan, ACT has continued to assist with iftar dishes so that the Syrians can break their fast properly while waiting for the assembly of Humanity Food Truck to be completed.[]