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IDLIB, SYRIA May 3, 2024 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed food packages that provided 441,900 meals to displaced Syrian families in Turkiye and Turkish-controlled northern Syria in time for the Ramadan season.

Food packages containing items such as rice, sugar, lentils, pasta, flour, dates, and cooking oil helped provide daily Ramadan meals to approximately 1,300 displaced families.

According to Elora Bashir, program operations manager at Baitulmaal, most of the beneficiaries were displaced Syrian orphans and their caregiver families living in refugee camps in Azaz, Idlib, Tal Abyad, and Urfa.

“Many families continue to feel the impact of the devastating earthquakes that struck the region last year,” Bashir said. “This Ramadan, we wanted to ensure that families caring for vulnerable orphans had enough food during this month of compassion.”

According to the World Food Programme, Syria remains among the ten countries with the highest number of hungry people globally. It is estimated that 12.9 million Syrians – more than half the population – are in the grip of hunger in 2024. Another 2.6 million are at risk of becoming food insecure.

In addition to providing Ramadan food packages, Baitulmaal has also provided fresh meat for Udhiyah, delivered more than $5.35 million in medical aid, delivered hygiene kits and water supplies, and provided emergency aid to families in Syria. To learn more about or contribute to these efforts, visit

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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