Unlike other countries that have begun to let their guard down from the pandemic, Indonesia is in a state of emergency due to the ascending number of new cases every day. Hospitals are overloaded, health workers are overwhelmed, and patients do not get the proper care. Indonesia is in urgent need of Solidarity!
The prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “Whoever helps ease one in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and the Hereafter. Allah helps the servant as long as he helps his brother” (Hadith, Sahih Muslim)
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WHAT IS HAPPENING IN INDONESIA?
The COVID-19 pandemic is a situation, unlike anything we’ve faced before. The spread of the virus which started in early-2020 has caused millions of Indonesians to be infected and tens of thousands have lost their lives. As of 20 July 2021, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country is increasing by up to nearly 51,000 a day.
Hospitals in various parts of Indonesia are full. Several hospitals in Greater Jakarta have even closed services for patients with other health complaints. Health workers are overwhelmed, infected patients with mild or no symptoms are forced to self-isolate at home.
However, not all of them can afford decent medical assistance from home whereas their condition needs to remain stable without getting worse. In fact, more than 2,300 patients died during self-isolation.
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ABOUT ACT INDONESIA
ACT (Aksi Cepat Tanggap, which means 'quick response') officially launched in 2005 as a foundation that works in the social and humanitarian fields. To expand its work, ACT developed its activities, such as emergency response activities, which then expanded its activities to post-disaster recovery programs, community empowerment, and development, such as Qurban, Zakat and, Waqf.
Their scope of global program activities has reached 22 countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, ACT has helped a total of 453 cities to nearly 4 million beneficiaries with over 27,000 volunteers in response to COVID-19.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Due to mounting new cases recently in Indonesia, ACT needs more helping hands. Therefore, Basic Series partnering with ACT, one of the largest non-profit organizations in Indonesia, to provide proper medical care as an attempt to save the underprivileged Indonesian in the midst of a pandemic.
To relieve medical distress felt by patients in need, the ACT Free Medical Assistance Operation Program will provide:
Click “Donate” and heal the sick needy!
We pray, may Allah accept all your good deeds and always provide you and your loved ones with His greatest blessing. May you be amongst His favorite servants. Ameen.
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