ACTNews, GAZA – The people of Gaza have to spend another Ramadan under siege. The COVID-19 pandemic also makes the situation worse in Gaza Strip. The already failing health and economic sectors are also deteriorating. Many face difficulties just to fulfill daily needs as the number of unemployment soars.
This Ramadan, the Indonesian Humanitarian Center (IHC) continues to deliver staple food packages to the poor households in Gaza. Last Wednesday (4/27), tens of tons of food packages were prepared at the IHC warehouse. The staple food packages were distributed in batches using ACT’s humanitarian vehicles in Gaza.
Said Mukaffiy from Global Humanity Response (GHR) - ACT said that a total of 2,000 staple food packages, around 50 tons, had been packaged and ready to be distributed. The aid distribution will reach areas such as Rafah, Khan Younis, Deir al-Balah, Jabaliyah, Beit Hanoun, and Gaza City.
"Alhamdulillah, this Ramadan, we are distributing staple food packages to people who are in dire need, such as poor families, widows, and orphans. Each package contains rice, sugar, salt, cooking oil, tea, beans, canned tomatoes, tahini, canned meat, cheese, sweets, spaghetti, yeast and jam," Said added.
Jomah Al Najjar, an ACT partner in Gaza, expressed his gratitude for the staple food packages provided by ACT for the people of Gaaza during Ramadan.
"Alhamdulillah, today we received a staple food package from ACT. This assistance is very useful for the people in need here, especially during Ramadan. Thank you Indonesia, "said Jomah.
The distribution of these food packages will continue throughout the month of Ramadan, marking the consistency of the generous benefactors to help ease the burden on the people of Gaza, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.