ACTNews, GAZA – With an area of 365 square kilometers, the Gaza strip is occupied by more than two million people. For years, the Gazans have been struggling to survive under the shadow of Israeli occupation and blockade.
Thus, it is difficult for almost all required daily life commodities to enter Gaza including food. Not to mention, many families in Gaza are experiencing economic difficulties to the point they can hardly afford food.
As a result, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) strives to keep providing food assistance to Gaza residents. In mid-August, Indonesian benefactors through ACT distributed 1,250 meal packages to the Gazans in Beit Lahia, North Gaza. The meals were delivered directly to residents' houses by ACT volunteers in Palestine.
“These meal packages were cooked by ACT’s professional cooks in Indonesian public kitchen in Gaza which include rice and meat with Middle Eastern spices. The cooking process was carried out by always maintaining cleanliness. So, besides being delicious, this food is also hygienically guaranteed,” said Said Mukaffiy from ACT's Global Humanity Response team.
Mukaffiy revealed that each family received meal packages in accordance with the number of their family members. Some of the families have a lot of family members. Therefore, the beneficiaries were very thankful for the distributed meal package assistance since they didn’t have enough money to fulfill their families’ daily needs.
“Food aid from ACT doesn’t only come from the public kitchen. Previously, ACT’s Humanity Food Truck also has been deployed to travel around Gaza and solve the people’s hunger by distributing meal packages. Insha Allah, this assistance will continue being distributed by ACT to the Gazans, along with the incoming support from Generous Benefactors,” Mukaffiy concluded.