Thousands of Food Packages Strengthen Recovery of Gaza

Thousands of food packages weighing tens of tons were distributed to impoverished Gazans. The Gazans from North Gaza until South Gaza became the recipients of assistance from Indonesian benefactors.

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An Impoverished Gazan receives a food package from ACT team. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – Food packages from Indonesian Benefactors were distributed to the Palestinians. At least 6 thousand recipients from various regions in Gaza received food packages with the best quality food materials.

Each package that was distributed by the end of September has a weight of 25 kilograms and was distributed directly by the volunteers to the recipients’ houses. The recipients were impoverished Gazans who arduously make a living.

“The food aid is hoped to give positive impacts to the residents such as increasing their nutritional intake, increasing their psychological condition, and realizing the local solidarity towards each other,” said Said Mukaffiy from ACT’s Global Humanity Response, Sunday (10/3/2021).

Furthermore, Mukaffiy explained that the assistance distribution was also supporting the local economic and industrial growth in Gaza since the food aid was purchased from the local sellers. That way, slowly, the Gazans can increase their life quality.

The food packages were previously gathered in Indonesia Humanitarian Center (IHC) to be packaged into thousands of boxes. Each box included rice, salt, sugar, cooking oil, canned beef, canned cheese, beans, and chili sauce.

Said said that the assistance was an implementation of Indonesian people’s alms to recover Palestine after the aggression last May. The attacks affected many sectors of Palestinians’ life such as losing their belongings and relatives’ lives and destroying public facilities.

“Most of Gazans rely on humanitarian aid to be able to eat. They can’t afford food since their belongings have gone in the attacks. At the same time, many Palestinians are big families with many children. Therefore, food becomes an urgent need for them,” Mukaffiy concluded.[]