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IDLIB, SYRIA October 18, 2022 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed school supplies to 300 displaced Syrian children living in the northern countryside of Idlib.
The students range in age from six to nine years old and will attend two schools in the Ma’arat Masrin sub-district. They were fitted for uniforms and received shoes, stationary, backpacks and other school supplies prior to the start of the 2022 / 2023 school year.
According to Elizabeth Sohail, program manager at Baitulmaal, many Syrian children miss out on education due to lack of adequate funds, facilities or supplies.
“These children have grown up in the shadow of war and suffering,” Sohail said. “Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to equip students with the tools they need to succeed in school.”
“But it’s so much more than books,” Sohail continued. “Education also gives them hope.”
The Syrian crisis has left more than 6 million internally displaced and another 6 million as refugees. Around 13.4 million people living within Syria – including those who are internally displaced – are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Millions of children have been out of school due to poverty, displacement and destruction. Approximately 40 percent of schools have been damaged or destroyed during the course of the conflict.
Baitulmaal has been on the ground in Syria delivering food, digging wells, supporting orphans, restoring schools and preparing students for winter. 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 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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