The Disabled and Elderly in Palestine Receive Ramadan Food Packages

This Ramadan, staple food packages reached the disabled and elderly in Palestine.

One of the disabled in Palestine receiving a food package from ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – The disabled and elderly and Palestine felt very happy. On Saturday (5/2), they received food packages from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) through the Indonesian Humanitarian Center. (IHC). Hundreds of food packages have been distributed directly to the houses in several regions in Gaza Strip, such as the Jabalia Camp, Beit Lehia, Beit Hanoun and Om Al-Naser Village.

The aid distribution was done in two days, Saturday and Sunday (5/2 and 5/3). A total of 250 families, mostly families with disabled and elderly members, received food packages.

"This time, the food package distribution was intended for the disabled and the elderly. In addition, we also give it to people who suffer from various diseases," explained Said Mukaffiy from Global Humanity Response (GHR) - ACT.

Decades of humanitarian crisis have afflicted Palestine. The siege and military attacks have made life harder for Palestinians. Now, due to the siege, Gaza Strip has been the largest open prison in the world.

Their life becomes even harder due to the COVID-19 outbreak that also affects the economy in Palestine, making it difficult for them to get food. "We hope this assistance can ease the burden and difficulties of the people in Palestine," Said added. []