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BIHAR, INDIA, January 21, 2022 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed winter supplies to 1,500 people impacted by floods in northeastern India.

Families in Masurya, Mahalgaon, Baturbari and Belwa villages in the Araria district of Bihar  received heaters, blankets, clothing and shoes to protect against winter weather, which can dip as low as 0 degrees celsius in this region. Many of these families rely on humanitarian assistance, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program manager at Baitulmaal.

Natural disasters like recent floods and the ongoing pandemic have pushed more people into poverty in this region,” Sohail said. “Many caregivers just can’t afford winter items for their families, which makes me so thankful for our donors’ winter gifts.”

According to the World Bank, Bihar has one of the most densely populated areas of poor people in the world. Subsistence agriculture is the main source of income for approximately 70 percent of the population, but COVD-19 lockdowns impacted mobility during crucial harvest seasons. Frequent flooding further contributed to difficulties faced by 76 percent of the population.

Baitulmaal has been on the ground delivering food assistance and winter aid to impoverished families in India. If you would like to learn more or contribute to these programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at baitulmaal.org. 

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian nonprofit that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the charity has offices and representatives in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.

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