ACTNews, ALEPPO — Deprivation of basic supplies is prevalent among Syrian IDP and refugees. The World Food Program (WFP) estimated that Syria has at least 12.4 million citizens who are in food insecurity.
The pandemic is affecting the food price that has increased by 200 percent. Therefore, the Syrians cannot afford to optimally fulfill their food needs, resulting in them having to reduce their meal portion and getting into debts to survive.
The price for a basket of staple food was LS 4,000 before the conflict, now it reaches LS 76,000, as reported by Amir Firdausi from Global Humanity Response - Aksi Cepat Tanggap.
“This Ramadan, we continue to send humanitarian assistance to the Syrian internally displaced people (IDP) as a form of empathy. One of the forms of assistance is Ramadan iftar meal program which started last Wednesday, April 14. The implementation was in Alzaitun Camp at Idlib,” said Amir.
ACT distributed khobz for tens of IDP in Al Zaitun Camp for iftar. Khobz is Syrian bread made of wheat flour and consumed as a staple food of Syrian families.
Amir added that during Ramadan there were overall 5,000 beneficiaries of iftar meal distribution. The iftar distribution was held in Azaz City and Aleppo for the underprivileged communities.
“Aside from iftar distribution, there are various kinds of other assistance to be distributed to the Syrian IDP, such as staple food packages, Eid Al-Fitr gifts, Quran distribution, Waqf Well, and prayer sets,” said Amir.