ACTNews, NORTH LUWU - After the flash floods that hit North Luwu Regency recently, tens of thousands of affected residents are still displaced. Evacuation sites are scattered across several points. In limited conditions, the flood survivors celebrated Eid Al-Adha.
Most of them are still struggling to fulfill their basic needs after their homes and belongings were swept away by the flash flood. For them, performing qurbani is something unthinkable due to their difficulties.
On the day of Eid Al-Adha, Global Qurban - ACT South Sulawesi delivered the happiness of qurbani to those affected by the recent flash flood in Masamba, North Luwu. On Saturday (8/1), 10 heads of cattle from generous donors were sacrificed in Baliase Village, Masamba Subdistrict and Malimbu Village, Sabbang Subdistrict.
"Alhamdulillah, yesterday we sacrificed 10 heads of cattle. Qurbani meat was distributed to hundreds of families affected by the North Luwu flash flood. We also set up a public kitchen to cook some of the meat. The locals happily enjoyed the meat dishes cooked at a number of evacuation sites," said Global Qurban – ACT South Sulawesi Branch Manager Catherin Imran, Sunday (8/2).
Tini, a resident of Malimbu Village, was thankful for being able to spend time cooking together at the public kitchen. Though she herself is still recovering from the disaster, she was happy to be able to enjoy qurbani meat as in previous years. "It's great to be able to cook, gather, and eat together in this kitchen. Thank you very much. May we all be blessed, "said Tini.
Until the second day past Eid Al-Adha, Sunday (8/2) more than 22 thousand qurbani animals have been distributed to various regions in Indonesia to 34 countries around the world that are hit by humanitarian crises.
"Alhamdulillah, thank you to the benefactors who have distributed their qurbani animals through Global Qurban - ACT. Insha Allah, the distribution of the qurbani animals will continue until three days past Eid,” concluded Catherin.