Indonesian Generosity Presents Happiness for Syrian Refugees

Indonesian generous benefactors reached out to the Syrian IDPs on the day of Eid by delivering zakat and food packages to the displaced in Idlib and Arsal.

Syrian IDPs in Idlib received ACT's Eid Al-Fitr gifts. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, IDLIB, ARSAL – In the heat of the sun, inside a crammed IDP camp, the Syrian IDPs celebrated their Eid Al-Fitr amid the raging civil war. They have been displaced from their homes due to the ongoing war.

Umm Ali (not her real name), one of the internally displaced, was in her tent with her grandson. For Eid, she had no special preparation. Along with other IDPs visited by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team in Syria that day, she received a staple food package.

"Thank you, ACT. This food package is very useful, and it makes us happy on the day of Eid," said Umm Ali.

The Eid Al-Fitr packages for Syrian refugees were distributed to 1,800 beneficiaries in Arsal, Lebanon and Idlib, Syria. "Some 600 Syrian refugees in Arsal and 1,200 IDPs in Idlib received the Eid packages," said Firdaus Guritno from Global Humanity Response - ACT. The Eid packages were distributed on May 22 to 24 May.

According to UNHCR, there have been 5,555,168 Syrian refugees registered to date, spreading across Turkey, North Africa, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon. []