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GAZA STRIP, PALESTINE July 17, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed fresh meat for 15,450 meals to impoverished families in Palestine as part of the Islamic season of Udhiyah.

Approximately 2,870 families living in the Gaza Strip were given fresh meat from locally-sourced and humanely-slaughtered sheep and cows.

Most of the beneficiaries were orphaned, displaced, or disabled, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.

“Like most of our work, we focused on the families and individuals facing the greatest hardships,” Sohail said. “Thankfully, we were able to deliver quality meat to over 15 thousand such people in Palestine.” 

According to the United Nations, 64.3 percent of Gaza’s population suffers from moderate to severe food insecurity.

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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