ACT Food Packages Bring Smile on the Faces of Quranic School Students
ACTNews, REYHANLI – Recitation of the Quran echoed in one of the classrooms in a Quranic School in Reyhanli, a city located close to Turkey – Syria border. They recited the Quranic verses and chapters that they had memorized in turns. It was a special Sunday (12/29) in late December when Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) volunteers brought food packages for the students and their families.
The packages were transported directly from Indonesia Humanitarian Center (IHC) in Reyhanli. The IHC is established to support the Syrian refugees - the victims of the civil war in their own homeland – who live in the city. Each month, IHC supplied thousands of food packages to dozens on orphanage foundations, rehabilitation foundations and refugee camps.
“This time, food packages from IHC were distributed to Syrian orphans who study in the Quranic School,” explained Said Mukaffiy of Global Humanity Response (GHR) – ACT in Reyhanli.
Aid packages distribution from the IHC has started since March 2018. Thousands of groceries packages consisting of sugar, pasta, cooking oil and hygiene kits were distributed with the help of local foundations that collaborate with ACT.
“We thank ACT for giving us the food packages. May Allah reward you all,” said a beneficiary.
From September to October 2018, the IHC in Reyhanli has distributed around 1,700 food packages for Syrian refugees.
To date, the IHC in Reyhanli has reached tens of thousands of refugee families in various regions including several areas in Turkey such as Hatay, Sanliurfa, Kilis and Gaziantep as well as several cities inside Syria such as Idlib, Aleppo, Hama and suburban areas like Killi, Hazano and Jisr As-Sughour.
Apart from distributing food packages, IHC also distributed 16,000 loaves of khobz (Syrian flatbread) on a daily basis.