ACTNews, IDLIB – Syria has been facing a food crisis for the last ten years. Data from the World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that 12.4 million Syrians are now food insecure. This is an increase of 4.5 million in the last year alone and the highest number ever recorded. The report from UNICEF said eighty percent of people live below the poverty line.
The efforts to reduce this crisis have been carried out by various world humanitarian organizations. Aksi Cepat Tanggap, as one of the global humanitarian agencies, regularly sends food aid to several refugee camps.
Apart from food aid, Aksi Cepat Tanggap also conveyed assistance from generous people in the form of ready-to-eat meals. Now, the Humanity Food Truck vehicle is being prepared to maximize the distribution of food aid.
"This is a truck that has been modified so that there are cooking appliances inside the truck. Besides that, every ACT Food Truck also has a chef and staff," explained Firdaus Guritno from ACT's Global Humanity Response team. Humanity Food Truck will try out various areas to distribute food to residents in need.
ACT's Humanity Food Truck in Syria. (ACTNews)
The food truck is planned to facilitate food distribution to Syrian IDPs in the northern Idlib region. The Food Truck is expected to reach the Syrians directly to refugee camps such as Atimah, Aqrabat, and Ad Dana.
Firdaus added that the Food Truck construction, which consists of body modification, adding cooking utensils, and artistic appearance, has been carried out since last Ramadan on April 12, 2021. "Hopefully, this truck can be useful for the Syrians and can provide maximum food assistance in the form of ready-to-eat food to various regions," said Firdaus.