“We’re paying, of course. And our friends and family back home.”
“How long will you continue?”
“For as long as the money lasts.”
This is an exceprt from a conversation with Aomed Aowel, an ordinary Tunisian who left his home in the capital city of Tunis to drive (if my estimates are correct) around 7 hours to bring food and water to refugees crossing the border from Libya. And as the days have progressed he, his friends and others Tunisians they have recruited, have been bringing supplies of food and water to help meet the basic needs of people coming into Sousha camp.
“We’re not heroes. We’re just helping our brothers.” This is the response he gives to what they are doing. Heroes or not they are helping to do God’s work and for that we give thanks.
To read more about Aomed’s story as well as the work being done by the ACT Alliance read their update Solidarity without borders.
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