Indonesia’s Generosity Reaches Uighur Community in Turkey in Last Days of Ramadan

At the end of the month of Ramadan, Uighur refugees felt the generosity of the Indonesian people. Hundreds of refugees received food packages as well as free iftar donated by Indonesian generous donors through Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT).

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Uighur refugees receive food packages from the ACT team. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, KAYSERI – As of 2022, there are around 450,000 ethnic Uighurs living in Turkey without a clear status of residence. Many of them are underprivileged and have difficulties making ends meet.

For this reason, at the end of this month of Ramadan, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), supported by generous donors delivered food packages to Uighur refugees in Turkey. The food packages were distributed to 180 families who live in Kayseri. It is hoped that this assistance will be able to bring the joy of Ramadan to the refugees.

Firdaus Guritno from ACT's Global Humanity Network team explained that the food packages contained various basic ingredients such as rice, eggs, cooking oil, sugar, salt, flour, and tea.

"This food distribution was also aimed to strengthen the ties of friendship among Muslims. It is an obligation to help our fellow Muslims who are in trouble," explained Firdaus, Saturday (4/30/2022).

In addition, for three days, from April 26 to 28, the ACT team also organized free iftar. About 300 portions of iftar dishes were distributed. The warm food was able to satiate their hunger in the midst of the cold temperature of Kayseri.


Free Iftar was also distributed to Uighur refugees for three days. (ACTNews)

"Both children and adults are very happy. They gathered together in an area to eat the iftar packages,” said Firdaus.

This is not ACT’s first assistance for the Uighurs in Ramadan. Firdaus explained that almost every Ramadan, supported by the generosity of the Indonesian people, ACT distributes foodstuffs and iftar for the Uighurs. []