ACTNews, JERUSALEM - In winter 2021, parts of the Middle East have been hit by snowfall, including Jerusalem in Palestine. Many buildings were blanketed by snow, including the sacred Al-Aqsa Compound. The temperature continues to drop at night up to 0 degree Celsius.
For Palestinians living in poverty, winter is poses a danger. In Palestinian cities, there are many orphans and women who are the sole breadwinner of their families. Many of them even have to deal with Israel’s military operations.
There are 4,000 economically underprivileged families. Some of them have no sources of income, with their breadwinners killed or arrested. To help them through the difficult winter, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) once again initiated the winter aid program for Palestinians.
Said Mukaffiy from the Global Humanity Response - ACT said the winter supplies consisting of needed in blankets, coats, and room heaters were distributed in Jerusalem and Sof’at from January 26 to February 15, 2021.
"This assistance is a form of support for families living in the city of Al-Quds because they have been facing severe oppression. Many of them are the safeguards of Al-Quds," reported Said Mukaffiy, Wednesday (2/24/2021).
The winter aid packages were distributed to 30 families or about 125 people. The distribution involved 8 volunteers. “Alhamdulillah, we have distributed winter clothes and room heaters to needy Palestinian families,” added Said gratefully.
Apart from Palestine, several other countries that hosted refugees, and IDPs are currently facing harsh winter, including Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon. Many refugees who fled the war are in need of assistance.