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GALKAYO, SOMALIA July 19, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed fresh meat for 11,800 meals to impoverished families in Somalia as part of the Islamic season of Udhiyah.

Approximately 2,000 families living in the Mudug region were given fresh meat from locally-sourced and humanely-slaughtered goats.

The beneficiaries included orphans and impoverished families, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.

“Children smiled from ear to ear as they walked away with their bags of fresh meat for Eid ul-Adha,” said Sohail. “Our donors made these smiles possible.”

According to UNICEF, children under the age of 14 represent nearly half of Somalia’s population, and 73 percent of these children are poor.

In addition to seasonal Islamic giving programs, Baitulmaal coordinates emergency aid efforts, water, hygiene and sanitation projects, orphan support programs and other humanitarian aid to under-served populations regardless of faith or nationality. To learn more or donate to these programs, 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 and representatives 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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