Indonesia's Generosity Warms the Uighur Families in Winter

The humanitarian assistance is a form of support and sympathy from the people of Indonesia for the Uighurs who face repression. This December, ACT distributed fuel aid to Uighur families in Kayseri, Turkey, to help them face the winter.

Fuel aid supplied by Aksi Cepat Tanggap for the Uighur families in Kayseri, Turkey, who live in poverty (ACTNews)

ACTNews, KAYSERI – The temperature in Kayseri, Turkey, is freezing in the month of December. Many of its residents have made the preparations for the upcoming winter. Unfortunately, that is not the case for the Uighurs in Turkey.

A number of Uighur families in Turkey live in difficulties. They are the descendants of the Uighurs who emigrated from China. Some of them are poor and orphaned. The Indonesian benefactors have been giving their generous assistance to support the Uighur families in need.

"Six tons of fuel have been distributed to dozens of Uighur families to face the winter. In Turkey, the temperature at night reaches minus five to minus ten degrees Celsius," said Firdaus Guritno from the Global Humanity Response (GHR) team – Aksi Cepat Tanggap, Sunday (12/22). The fuel assistance was received by 360 beneficiaries from Friday (12/20) to Saturday (12/21).

Firdaus explained that the six tons of fuel aid will be followed by the distribution of a minimum of five tons of food aid to the Uighurs in Kayseri. "In total, dozens of tons will be distributed in this December," Firdaus said. Food aid, especially flour, is the most important aid to be given to Uighur families in Anatolia, Turkey.

Since 2017, ACT has assisted the Uighurs who emigrated to Turkey, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. ACT hopes that the support for the Uighurs will continue to be voiced by various communities to stop the religious discrimination that they face today. []