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IDLIB, SYRIA August 15, 2023 – Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently provided hygiene kits and clean water access to 1,671 displaced Syrians.
Approximately 400 families living in Kafr Yahmoon, Khazzan Camp, Zaitoun Camp and Maarshurin in northern Syria benefited from the aid. Hygiene kits contained essential items such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, and other personal hygiene products. Each family also received access to 5 barrels of clean water.
According to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal, the beneficiaries were impacted by earthquakes that struck Turkiye and Syria earlier this year, leaving already struggling families at risk.
“Syrian families are living in precarious situations without access to basic needs like water and sanitation,” Sohail said. “This has led to a high risk of waterborne disease and other health issues. These aid deliveries are essential to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable families.”
Syrians have been facing ongoing conflict in addition to natural disasters in recent years. Since 2011, more than 6 million Syrians have fled the country and 6.7 million are internally displaced
According to the UN, 14.6 million people need humanitarian assistance in 2022, an increase of 1.2 million from 2021. The recent earthquake displaced families yet again and left them struggling to access food, water, and other basic needs.
Baitulmaal has been on the ground in northwest Syria delivering food, rebuilding schools, completing water access projects, and responding to emergencies including the recent earthquakes. Hospitals and clinics in northern Syria were among the recipients of a $5.35M medical aid shipment. To learn more about or contribute to these efforts, visit 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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