ACTNews, IDLIB – At the beginning of Ramadan, Syrian IDPs in Idlib started their fast with limited food conditions. They are used to starving. Many children cry because of hunger in the refugee camp.
The prolonged crisis and humanitarian conflict in Syria have caused the price of staple foods to rise. They cannot afford to buy food and depend on humanitarian assistance.
In response to this condition, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) made a mobile kitchen known as Humanity Food Truck in Syria after being successful in Indonesia and Palestine. This humanitarian vehicle is a manifestation of the generosity of the Indonesian people for the Syrian people.
Amir Firdausi from ACT’s Global Humanity Response team said this kitchen truck in Syria has started assembling since April 12. The target is on July 1st, it will be completed and ready to serve the food needs of the Syrian people.
“The production capacity of ready-to-eat meals from this kitchen truck is up to a thousand portions per day,” said Amir, Thursday (4/22/2021).
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 cooking equipment used is modern, sophisticated, and similar as in Indonesia even though the size is smaller than Humanity Food Truck in Indonesia. Inside, there will be an electric generator and a water tank with a capacity of 1 cubic meter.
“We can reach many refugee camps in Atimah, Aqrabat, and Ad Dana areas through Humanity Food Truck and we will provide delicious and nutritious meals for them. During Ramadan, we will continue to assist the IDPs with food packages such as khobz (typical bread in Syria) while waiting for the manufacture of Humanity Food Truck will be completed,” added Amir.