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SIDON, LEBANON June 2, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed Ramadan food packages that provided over 1.4 million meals in Lebanon.
The first distribution provided food assistance to approximately 5,150 families living in Palestinian refugee camps in Tripoli, Akkar, and Beqaa Valley. The second distribution provided for approximately 253 families living in Sidon and Tyre.
Beneficiaries received a month’s worth of items such as rice, sugar, salt, onions, dates, and cooking oil. According to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal, recipients include Baitulmaal-sponsored orphans, their families, and many other families struggling with food insecurity.
“Ramadan is a time to enjoy a meal with your loved ones,” Sohail said. “We wanted to ensure that vulnerable orphans and their families will not be left hungry this Ramadan.”
Due to the economic crisis in Lebanon, living costs rose dramatically, which prevented families from accessing enough food and other basic needs each day. Growing unemployment and poverty, skyrocketing inflation rates and the ongoing instability have contributed to a deterioration of food security for children and families.
In addition, Baitulmaal provides medical aid, winter aid, and emergency aid in Lebanon. If you would like to learn more or contribute to similar programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at 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 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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