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1,000 recently internally displaced families receive much-needed food assistance

IDLIB, SYRIA, October 22, 2019 — Baitulmaal, an international humanitarian relief organization, distributed 130,200 meals in war-torn Syria through ready-to-eat food packages. Baitulmaal field workers gave the donor-funded food assistance to 1,000 internally displaced Syrian families currently living in make-shift camps.

Field agents working with Baitulmaal in Syria identified the camp of 1,000 recently displaced families who were not receiving support from other relief agencies. We also discovered people with special needs such as disabled individuals, pregnant women and orphans.

With war continuing to disrupt society in Syria, many families have little income, no assets and no prospects to earn additional income. Internally displaced Syrians often seek refuge in remote areas far from town centers or markets. This leaves families with limited access to food, water, sanitation and other life necessities.

“These families just want a chance at life,” said Elizabeth Sohail, Program Manager at Baitulmaal. “The food and water we distribute gives them hope that they will survive this conflict, piece their lives back together and thrive once again.”

The food packages include staples such as rice, beans, canned meat, olive oil, cheese, fruit jam, bread and water.

Sohail said her organization will continue providing emergency relief in Syria and other conflict zones where people are struggling to survive.

“We are committed to helping people who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in dire situations,” Sohail continued. “And our donors have come through time and time again for people suffering from conflicts, poverty, hunger and other circumstances around the world.”

Anyone interested in helping with Syrian relief can do so through the Baitulmaal website at baitulmaal.org/donate.

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 Dallas, the charity has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit as well as international offices in Jordan, Kenya and Pakistan.

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