ACTNews, GAZA – It was a quiet day when Aksi Cepat Tanggap volunteers in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza, visited a beneficiary of the zakat-ul-fitr distribution on Tuesday (5/19) afternoon. The team was met with smiles and laughter of the beneficiaries.
"Thank you very much for the generosity from Indonesia. Thank you, ACT. This Zakat-ul-Fitr really increases our happiness in the Eid season,” Alia Soliman Aljobery told ACT volunteers in Gaza. The Central Gazan woman lives in poverty under a tarpaulin tent.
Said Mukaffiy from ACT's Global Humanity Response Team explained, zakat-ul-fitr reached 184 impoverished, disabled, and elderly families in Deir Al Balah, Jabalia, and Gaza City last Tuesday. "Insha Allah, in addition to zakat-ul-fitr, we are also assisting our brothers and sisters in Palestine through various other programs, including meal packages from the Humanity Food Truck, staple food packages, and family waqf wells," added Said.
This week, the Humanity Food Truck provided meal packages for 6,000 people in Jabalia, Bait Lahia, Bait Hanoun, and Om Al Naser.
"The iftar packages through the Humanity Food Truck reached impoverished families and orphans. In one week, from May 15 to 22, this mobile kitchen served 6,490 Gazans," Said added.