Malian Muslims Enthusiastic to Welcome Ramadan Food Packages

The aid packages from Indonesia reached the country of Mali, where they were gratefully received by local Malian Muslims.

One mother who is the breadwinner of her family received Ramadan food packages. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, MALI - In the month of Ramadan, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), through the Muslim World Solidarity for Humanity (SKDI) program continued to deliver aid to the needy in various countries. One of them was Mali. On Saturday (5/2), the distribution of Ramadan food packages took place in Niamana, Bamako. The next day, Sunday (3/5), the food package distribution continued at Camp Mambele, Bamako.

Widows and orphans from poor families happily welcomed the team who brought the food packages. They lined up on the field while maintaining their distance and wearing masks to keep them safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

"We provided this aid to mothers who are breadwinners of their families, orphans, and impoverished families so that during Ramadan they will have some food for suhoor and iftar," explained Andi Noor Faradiba from Global Humanity Responses (GHR) - ACT. Faradiba added that the food distribution benefitted 2,100 people.

The Ramadan food packages reached not only Mali, but also to other countries affected by humanitarian crises such as Palestine, Syria, Bangladesh (for the Rohingyas), and Turkey (for the Uighurs). In addition to staple food packages, the food distribution in Ramadan was also done in the form of iftar package distribution. []