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IDLIB, SYRIA April 11, 2022 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently completed the distribution of food packages that provide 249,240 meals to internally displaced families in Northern Syria in time for the Ramadan season.
Approximately 670 families living in Idlib, Ma’arat Masrin and other areas in Northern Syria received the food packages. Contents included rice, flour, lentils, pasta, canned vegetables, dates and cooking oil. According to Baitulmaal program manager Elizabeth Sohail, the majority of food package recipients were women and children who recently settled in refugee camps in Northern Syria.
“It is increasingly difficult for these families to secure basic necessities now that food prices are soaring,” Sohail said. “They were incredibly grateful to receive items like cooking oil and rice which they might not have been able to purchase otherwise.”
The Syrian crisis has left more than 6.9 million Syrians internally displaced and another 5.1 million as refugees. An estimated 13.4 million people living within Syria – including those who are internally displaced – are in need of humanitarian assistance. The UN refugee agency calls it “the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time and a continuing cause for suffering.”
Baitulmaal delivered approximately 4 million meals to those in need around the world this past Ramadan. The charity has also been on the ground in Syria mobilizing aid after destructive storms, delivering food, digging wells, supporting orphans, helping students and distributing seasonal aid. 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 and representatives in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey as well as international offices in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.
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