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BEIRUT, LEBANON April 24, 2024 —  Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed food packages that provided more than 371,900 meals to orphans and families in Lebanon in time for the Ramadan season.

Approximately 1,476 families received food packages that contained essentials such as rice, sugar, lentils, chickpeas, salt, spaghetti, vegetable oil, and beans. According to Elora Bashir, program operations manager at Baitulmaal, these families included 262 donor-sponsored orphan families residing in Sidon and Tyre, and 93 additional orphan families living in Palestinian refugee camps. 

“With the ongoing economic collapse that Lebanon is facing, families struggle to afford food as the prices continue to rise,” Bashir said. “Our donors alleviated these families’ stress during Ramadan so they didn’t have to worry whether they’ll have food on the table every night.”

According to the World Bank, the Lebanon crisis is classified as one of the top 10 most severe economic  crises globally since the 19th century. Lebanon is also home to Syrian, Palestinian, and other refugees, and approximately 74 per cent of the population living in poverty according to the UN.  

In addition to food assistance in Lebanon, Baitulmaal has also provided winter relief, emergency health kits and medical supplies, and installed electric generators to provide water. If you would like to learn more about or contribute to these programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at

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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