Living Under Blockade, Said Mosaed's Family Lives off Humanitarian Aid

Living in the world’s largest open air prison, Said Mosaed Almalalha's family has been living in adversities. Without proper access to food, clean water, housing, and health facility, there’s nothing they can do but to depend on others’ generosity.

Illustration. Many Palestinian families in Gaza live in poor conditions. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – The blockade and frequent Israeli attacks on Gaza has crippled the life of the Palestinians in Gaza. Many Palestinian internally displaced families are living in camps that are inadequate and uncomfortable. One of these camps is situated in Nusrat, Gaza. This neighborhood has been riddled with multiple crises: lack of clean water, food, and running electricity. Unemployment is also high in this locality.

Said Mosaed Almalalha and his family are the residents of this neighborhood. Said’s father has no job, leaving the family with no source of income to fulfill basic necessities. In fact, the family has no money to treat the bone fractures from which Said’s father has been suffering.

The six family members live in a dilapidated tent. There was only one room with no walls but tarp sheets to protect them from the heat. To make ends meet, the family depends on other people’s generosity.

On average, the family needs IDR 4,000,000 to 5,000,000 every month to cover the costs of food, clothing, and education.

Indonesia can participate in alleviating the family’s burden through the Sister Family Palestine-Indonesia program. Andi Noor Faradiba of Global Humanity Response – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) said, the Sister Family Palestine-Indonesia serves not only to help Palestinian families but also to establish brotherhood between the wealthy and the needy.

"Insha Allah, ACT will facilitate the interaction between the benefactors and the Palestinian beneficiaries through video calls or so that the two families can get to know each other. This program aims to create emotional bonds by connecting two families directly. []