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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN March 28, 2022 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently delivered emergency aid to 2,625 earthquake survivors in Afghanistan earlier this month.
Approximately 350 families in the Badghis province received food parcels which included flour, rice, cooking oil, and washing soap. The beneficiaries included 190 orphans, 62 widows, and many impoverished families according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.
“The residents of this province are struggling to access food and safe drinking-water,” Sohail said. “Humanitarian support for the survival of earthquake-affected families, particularly children and women, is very crucial as they are in dire need.”
On January 27, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck the northwest region of Afghanistan impacting the Badghis province. The earthquake struck at a time when the people of the Badghis province are struggling to cope with the shocks and stresses of a deepening humanitarian crisis, droughts, violence and most recently, the freezing winters.
According to findings by the United Nations (OCHA), the earthquake in northwestern Afghanistan destroyed more than 1,000 homes.
Baitulmaal has been on the ground in Afghanistan mobilizing aid to affected areas. In addition to delivering emergency aid after earthquakes and floods, Baitulmaal provides food, winter supplies and income generation projects. 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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