Khetam's Struggle in Supporting Her Children as a Single Parent

Khetam Naser Al Dehdar (42), a woman who is a single parent for her three children, has to struggle to provide for her children. Her family has been shackled by poverty. With the current conditions in Gaza, there is not much that can be done except depending on humanitarian assistance.

Khetam Naser Al-Dehdar with her children. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA - For Khetam Naser Al Dehdar (42), this year’s Ramadan will be the second Ramadan in pandemic. She has also been going through various tests and tribulations. Khetam’s husband has passed away, and now she has to provide for her three children all by herself. Without a job, she now lives in poverty in a region that has been ravaged by conflicts.

The dire condition faced by Khatem has forced her to depend on humanitarian aid to make ends meet. From food, clothing, children's tuition fees to medical expenses, she relies on assistance to make her life better.

Khetam's family is one of many families in Palestine who live in extreme poverty. Amid the blockade that often hampers the distribution of humanitarian assistance, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) tries to connect Palestinian brothers and sisters with their fellow Muslim brothers and sisters in Indonesia across the seas.

"We are presenting the Sister Family Palestine-Indonesia program as a program to assist families in Palestine by connecting them with the Indonesian people. This method allows the needs of families in Palestine to be fulfilled with Generosity Without Limits,” said Said Mukaffiy from the Global Humanity Response – ACT, Tuesday (4/13/2021). []