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GAZA, PALESTINE November 3, 2023 – Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed emergency aid to more than 10,000 Palestinians in Khan Younis.
In addition to providing items such as blankets, food packages and warm meals to displaced Palestinians, Baitulmaal provided water and produce for meals to support 1,200 healthcare workers, patients and their families at the Nasser Medical Complex.
According to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal, the charity is also providing daily warm meals for more than 4,600 displaced Palestinians living in two shelter centers in Khan Younis.
“Bakeries have been bombed, markets are empty, and access to food is becoming increasingly difficult,” Sohail said. “These daily warm meals are lifelines for those struggling with hunger, especially displaced Palestinians that have very few resources to help them cope.”
According to the UN’s World Food Programme, Gaza is facing widespread hunger as food systems collapse. An estimated ten percent of necessary food supplies have entered Gaza since the beginning of the recent blockade, leaving many Palestinians on the brink of starvation.
Baitulmaal has been working in Palestine for more than a decade, providing food, clothing, education support, seasonal giving, emergency aid and healthcare in Palestine, in addition to operating 400 water tanks in Gaza . Having staff and resources on the ground enables Baitulmaal to quickly mobilize emergency aid from existing stock within Gaza to families in need.
Baitulmaal continues to provide aid during the current crisis and will deliver more aid into Gaza once the situation allows. If you would like to learn more about or contribute to Baitulmaal’s efforts in Palestine, please visit their website at Baitulmaal.org.
Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Texas, the charity has domestic offices in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey as well as international offices in Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.
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