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GAZIANTEP, TURKIYE August 2, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed fresh meat for 1,800 meals to Syrian refugees in Turkiye as part of the Islamic season of Udhiyah.

Approximately 300 families living in Urfa were given fresh meat from locally-sourced and humanely-slaughtered sheep. 

The beneficiaries were orphan refugees who fled Syria, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.

“Every child deserves to feel the blessings and excitement of Eid,” said Sohail. “Our donors made this possible for children who have lost so much.”

According to the United Nations for Refugees, Turkiye currently hosts over 3.6 million Syrian refugees.

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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