COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH, February 25, 2020 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently completed an emergency winter aid for Rohingya refugees who fled the ethnic cleansing campaign carried out by Myanmar military forces.
Field workers distributed donor-funded winter packages and food packages to 930 individuals struggling with hunger and cold conditions inside camps in the state of Cox’s Bazar along the southeastern border of Bangladesh.
“Camp tents and shelters just don’t provide adequate protection from the cold during the winter months,” said Elizabeth Sohail, Programs Manager for Baitulmaal. “The assistance our donors enable us to provide gives survivors hope as they struggle to put their lives back together.”
More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled what the United Nations has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” At least 354 Rohingya villages inside Myanmar have been burned to the ground or partially destroyed by the Myanmar military in their attempt to rid the country of all Muslims in the guide of national security.
Prior to this recent aid delivery, Baitulmaal provided more than 590,000 meals, funding for shelters and winter assistance for over 15,000 Rohingya refugees.
If you would like to learn more or to contribute to the emergency relief programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at 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, the charity has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit as well as international offices in Jordan, Kenya and Pakistan.
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