BEIRUT, August 20, 2020 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian organization, is currently providing emergency relief for 500 families in Lebanon in response to the August 4 explosion that killed at least 220 people, injured more than 5,000 and left and estimated 300,000 homeless.

The initial $70,000 emergency aid package provides hygiene kits, food and water, and financial assistance to help families in need as well as labor to help with clean-up efforts. An additional $29,000 of medications are also being distributed to address urgent medical needs of survivors.

So far, Baitulmaal has helped families in the areas of Al-Karantina, Al Marfaa, Qasqas, Aysha Bakkar, and Al- Bastah. The charity’s Program Manager Elizabeth Sohail said that her team is planning larger shipments of aid in the coming weeks that include $417,060 in medical supplies and $170,000 in medications.

“Thanks to our donors, we’re able to provide much-needed supplies and medical aid to those who urgently need it,” said Sohail. “We’re going to stick around in Lebanon because the need here is tremendous and they urgently need our help.”

Baitulmaal has dedicated $100,000 in emergency aid immediately after the explosion and is now following up with an additional $587,000 in aid packages. Sohail said people interested in being a part of this effort can contribute to the Baitulmaal Lebanon Emergency Relief fund 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 Dallas, the charity has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and New Jersey as well as international offices in Jordan, Kenya, Somalia and Pakistan.

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