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COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH July 5, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed fresh meat for 4,550 meals to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh as part of the Islamic season of Udhiyah.
Approximately 910 families living in Cox’s Bazar received fresh meat from locally-sourced and humanely-slaughtered cows.
Most of the beneficiaries were Rohingya refugees, specifically widows/widowers, people living with disabilities, and the elderly, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.
“Our Udhiyah program offers donors a chance to fulfill their religious duty to distribute fresh meat to the poor,” said Sohail. “When this includes people who have suffered terrible persecution because of their faith, like the Rohingya have, it makes this act of worship even more touching.”
According to the UN, there are nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar. It is considered to be the largest refugee settlement in the world. Rohingya refugees face multiple crises such as floods and fires that leave already vulnerable families at risk of secondary displacement, hunger and illness.
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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