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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN July 3, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed fresh meat for 20,970 meals to impoverished families in Afghanistan as part of the Islamic season of Udhiyah.
Approximately 2,796 families living in the Baghlan and Samangan provinces in Afghanistan received fresh meat from locally-sourced and humanely-slaughtered cows.
More than half of the beneficiaries were orphans, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.
“People lost so much in Afghanistan – especially children,” said Sohail. “These donor-funded meat distributions provide so much relief and joy during Eid.”
The United Nations reports that food insecurity and malnutrition in Afghanistan threatens an entire generation, with acute hunger in the country rising from 14 million in July 2021 to 23 million in March 2022.
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.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 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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