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BEIRUT, LEBANON July 12, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed fresh meat for 9,736 meals to vulnerable families suffering from food insecurity in Lebanon, as part of the Islamic season of Udhiyah.

Approximately 614 families living in Sidon and Tyre were given fresh meat from locally-sourced and humanely-slaughtered sheep or cows.

The beneficiaries included orphan families, women-headed households, pregnant women, and Palestinian refugees, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.

“Mothers caring for children while struggling with extreme poverty worry about feeding their children,” said Sohail. “Thanks to our donors, we were able to provide meat to alleviate these worries during Eid ul-Adha.”  

According to the United Nations, the population of Lebanon is around 5.5 million, and it is estimated that 2 million face food insecurity across the country due to multiple crises.

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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