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SANA’A, YEMEN July 24, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed fresh meat for 7,000 meals to impoverished families in Yemen as part of the Islamic season of Udhiyah.
Approximately 1,000 families living in Sana’a and Ibb were given fresh meat from locally-sourced and humanely-slaughtered sheep.
Many of the families have been internally displaced due to conflict in Yemen, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal. Recipients included families with vulnerable members such as widows/widowers, pregnant women, and disabled individuals.
“The people of Yemen have endured many hardships and continue to struggle with poverty,” said Sohail. “Our donors were able to help provide some relief by providing fresh meat for thousands of hungry people.”
The UN reports that Yemen is currently experiencing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with over 17.4 million Yemenis struggling with food insecurity and malnutrition. An additional 1.6 million are expected to fall into emergency levels of hunger.
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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