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DALLAS, TX June 9, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed more than 3.7 million Ramadan meals in 16 different countries across the U.S., South America, Europe, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East as part of the Islamic season of Ramadan.
More than 13,000 families were given food packages that included basic food necessities such as rice, sugar, salt, flour, dates, and cooking oil. Beneficiaries live in countries such as Afghanistan, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, Togo, and Yemen and include Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh as well as Syrian and Uyghur refugees in Turkiye.
Many of the beneficiaries included orphans, displaced people, women-headed households, and people with disabilities, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.
“Preparing iftar as a family and sharing meals with the community is a staple of Ramadan,” said Sohail. “Families who struggle to have basic food necessities on their shelves should not be deprived of that beautiful blessing.”
According to the World Bank, more than 200 million people are facing a food crisis. This is due in part to rising costs and disruption in the availability of food. Low income households spend a majority of their income on food, making them more vulnerable to food insecurity when faced with inflation and other emergencies.
In addition to seasonal Islamic giving programs, Baitulmaal coordinates emergency aid efforts, water, hygiene and sanitation projects, orphan support programs and other humanitarian aid to under-served populations regardless of faith or nationality. To learn more or donate to these programs, 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 and representatives 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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