ACTNews, BOSNIA – HERZEGOVINA – The sunset in Selimija Mosque in Doboj city, Bosnia – Herzegovina, on that day was very cheerful as tens of worshippers filled the mosque. After not eating and drinking for over 17 years, they heartily ate the iftar dishes from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) in collaboration with Kitabisa.com.
Each of the worshippers took the food in front of them. There were potatoes, chicken, stuffed peppers and salad that filled the plates. Bread and cakes were also served as desserts.
The locals who took part in the mass-iftar were the economically underprivileged who live around Doboj. The iftar packages were also distributed in the cities of Gračanica and Srebrenik and in Soko Village in Gračanica.
“We performed iftar packages distribution in four regions, about 350 iftar packages in total. The program took place from May 24 to May 27 2019,” explained Said Mukaffiy of Global Humanity Response (GHR) – ACT.
Mukaffiy mentioned that the attendees of the mass-iftar mostly live in economic difficulty due to the war that erupted 24 years ago.
“Due to the war, many of the Bosnians live in poverty. To this day, it has been difficult for them to fulfill their daily needs,” said Mukaffiy.
In the future, Mukkaffiy said that ACT will continue assisting the economically underprivileged.
“Insha Allah, for now, we have initiated the iftar packages distribution program. In the future, there will be more other programs to ease the hardships faced by the poor there,” revealed Mukaffiy.
Previously, ACT has visited the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina to bring aid. In late April 2019, the team visited the city of Srebrenica to give 300 aid packages to the poor who lost their family members during the war.