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MARIB, YEMEN May 24, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed food packages that provided approximately 134,000 meals to families in Yemen for the Ramadan season.
Approximately 333 families in Marib received food packages containing items such as rice, flour, sugar, beans, tomato sauce, and cooking oil that helped provide daily meals during Ramadan.
According to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal, the beneficiaries were women, children, the elderly, and people with special needs. “Famine and malnutrition is widespread in Yemen,” Sohail said. “Food assistance during this blessed month is in dire need more than ever for the people of Yemen.”
According to UNICEF, the conflict in Yemen has exacerbated the ongoing malnutrition crisis, with over 2.2 million children suffering from acute malnutrition, including over 540,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
In addition to providing food packages, Baitulmaal has also provided more than $4 million in medical aid, constructed solar-powered water wells, and provided winter aid and hygiene kits in Yemen. 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 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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