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GAZA, PALESTINE October 11, 2023 – Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, is distributing emergency aid to families impacted by the recent escalation of violence in Palestine.
Local teams are on the ground in Gaza delivering aid such as hot meals, food packages and other emergency supplies to displaced families as well as families that are sheltering in place in their homes, according to Ahmed Sherif, international offices manager at Baitulmaal. Specific locations will not be disclosed due to security concerns.
“Our field workers inside Gaza are among the few who have accepted the risk of distributing aid during this crisis,” said Sheriff. “We are purchasing emergency aid supplies inside Gaza because there is no way to import items due to the blockade at this time.”
The team has received reports that a building behind Al-Shifa Hospital was bombed and its prenatal newborn unit was damaged. Nasser Hospital was also affected when the nearby area was struck.
Prior to the recent escalation in violence, Gazans faced routine power outages, limited water access, food insecurity and poverty due to an ongoing blockade. According to the UN, more than 75 percent of Gazans relied on humanitarian aid in an area commonly considered the world’s largest open air prison. In recent days, food, fuel, electricity and water have been completely cut off, while hospitals rely on fuel generators to continue life-saving services.
Baitulmaal will continue to provide aid during the current crisis in Gaza and prays for the safety of all innocent lives caught in the crossfire. If you would like to learn more about or contribute to Baitulmaal’s efforts in Palestine, 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 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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