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COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH, December 28, 2020 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently completed an emergency winter aid delivery for 500 Rohingya refugees who fled the genocide in Myanmar.

Field workers distributed 100 winter kits and 100 food packages to families struggling with hunger and cold conditions inside camps in Cox’s Bazar along the southeastern border of Bangladesh. Families with vulnerable members such as those who are chronically ill, disabled, elderly, breastfeeding or pregnant received the urgent intervention.

Three years of violence against the Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has resulted in over 860,000 refugees fleeing into nearby Bangladesh. Living in 34 overcrowded camps in Cox’s Bazar, the Rohingya have suffered from recent flooding and COVID-19 outbreaks. Such worsening conditions have severely impacted access to food, water and health services. 

Baitulmaal delivered winter aid to 930 Rohingya refugees earlier this year. Prior to that, the charity provided more than 590,000 meals and winter relief for over 15,000 Rohingya refugees as well as funding for shelters.

If you would like to learn more or to contribute to the emergency aid programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at 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 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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