ACTNews, IDLIB – Syria is still one of the countries with complex humanitarian issues in the world. However, poverty and famine are the worst ongoing problems among Syrians. In 2021, 13.4 million out of 16 million Syria’s population are estimated to require humanitarian aid. The number is 21 percent higher than the previous year. This increasing number is followed by worsening deterioration in the Syrian economy.
The Syrian pound is also in virtual freefall since 2019, making the prices of basic commodities continue to soar. This is exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic which has forced almost half of Syria's population who have jobs to be unemployed. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of the Syrian population lives below the poverty line.
Famine has also become prevalent in Syria. The World Food Program estimates that 46 percent of families in Syria have reduced their daily food rations, and 38 percent of adults have reduced their food consumption, so their children can get enough food.
In 2021, Aksi Cepat Tanggap and Global Qurban strive to solve the food insecurity in Syria through Qurbani. Andi Noor Faradiba, Manager of ACT’s Global Humanity Response says that in addition to worship values, food security can also be obtained through Qurbani.
Through Qurbani, there will be a lot of meat to be distributed to the Syrian families. For a long time, meat has become a rare commodity in Syria.
A man from Zabadani said that in early 2020 his family of four had stopped eating cheese and meat and relied on bread for most of their diet. “We tear the bread into little bites and dip it into tea to make it seem bigger,” he said.
Therefore, Faradiba invites all Generous Benefactors to bring back the happiness of our brothers and sisters in Syria through performing Qurbani and Distributing the meat. “For the Generous Benefactors who want to perform Qurbani in Globalqurban.com, they can choose the variants of Qurbani animals they want,” concluded Faradiba.