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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN July 11, 2022 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently delivered emergency aid to 4,125 earthquake survivors in Afghanistan earlier this month.
Approximately 550 families in the Paktika province received food parcels which included flour, rice, cooking oil, milk, tea, sugar, and washing soap. Many of the people affected included women, children, disabled people, and impoverished families, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.
“Families in the earthquake zone have lost family members, homes, belongings,” Sohail said. “Providing humanitarian assistance is of utmost importance for the well-being and survival of families affected.”
On June 22, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the eastern region of Afghanistan impacting the Paktika province. The earthquake – which was recorded at a depth of 10 km – was reportedly felt in neighboring provinces including Kabul, as well as in Islamabad, Pakistan and India.
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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