Poverty Engulfs the Family of Ahmed Abu Zarada

Humanitarian conflict causes the family of Ahmed Abu Zarada (28) to suffer from the economical crisis. This condition makes it more difficult for them to receive proper healthcare and housing.

Ahmed Abu Zarada and his family
Ahmed Abu Zarada and his family.

ACTNews, JABALIA — Most of the walls in the house of Ahmed Abu Zarada (28) have not plastered yet. Some other parts are still perforated and purposely have a rough surface as the room connector.

Ahmed couldn’t do much for his family’s condition. It’s been a while since he had a job since the humanitarian conflict has closed all the vacancies in Jabalia, Gaza, Palestine. Ahmed's body is also in poor condition, he was injured by an attack by Israeli soldiers while participating in one of the Al-Aqsa defense actions.

The economical crisis faced by Ahmed’s family due to the endless humanitarian conflicts causes them to no longer have access to proper healthcare and housing. “We still have a three years old toddler, for now, we can only surrender to Allah. We really want to strive for our child to be able to grow well,” said Ahmed to ACT Palestine Team.

The jobless heads of the families are not only experienced by Ahmed. In Palesine, based on the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics data, 49,1% of them no longer have a job.

Said Mukaffiy from Global Humanity Response Aksi Cepat Tanggap explained, thousands of Palestinian families are in need of humanitarian assistance. Aksi Cepat Tanggap encourages Generous Friends to contribute through Sister Family Palestine-Indonesia program. “The mission of this program is to establish silaturrahim between the benefactors and the beneficiaries. Hopefully, the Generous Friends can support our steps," hoped Said. []