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IDLIB, SYRIA, December 8, 2020 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian aid organization, distributed bread for 94,677 meals to displaced families in northern Syria.
Baitulmaal field workers distributed 6,275 bags of fresh-baked bread to 575 Syrian households in rural Idlib, prioritizing those with children, elderly or disabled members as well as families who have not yet received humanitarian assistance. Local governments have reduced bread subsidies despite food prices continuing to soar, creating a difficult situation for Syrian families.
According to the UN, more than 9.3 million people are suffering from food insecurity in Syria, an increase of 1.4 million since last year. Recent rains have damaged tents of displaced Syrians ahead of the winter season, further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.
Last year, Baitulmaal delivered 754,602 meals to displaced Syrian families living in make-shift camps. The charity also installed gas stove heaters in Syrian schools to provide warmth to 560 students, in addition to installing solar power systems in three schools that provide education to 2,285 students.
Donors interested in giving to help people in Syria can donate online at baitulmaal.org/donate.
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 Dallas, Texas, the charity has offices in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.
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