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GAZA, PALESTINE September 6, 2022 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently delivered emergency food, hygiene kits, household and bedding supplies to approximately 1,024 Palestinians impacted by the assault on Gaza earlier this summer.
In addition to non-perishable food packages that contained items such as rice, pasta and canned goods, 160 families received two cooked meals a day for three days as well as bags of fresh bread. They were also provided mattresses, blankets, pillows, bathroom and other basic supplies. According to Elizabeth Sohail, program manager at Baitulmaal, many families lost everything they had after missiles struck their homes.
“Children were playing in the streets one moment and lost everything in the next,” Sohail said. “It will take months to rebuild their lives, and providing them basic necessities can help alleviate their suffering as well as let them know they have our compassion.”
Between August 5 and 7, 2022, 49 Palestinians were killed by missile attacks on Gaza, including 17 children, according to the Gaza health ministry. Hundreds of Palestinians were wounded and hundreds more were internally displaced. This attack was the largest since the May 2021 bombardment of Gaza that left more than 250 dead, including 66 children.
In addition to the threat of attacks, Gazans face routine power outages, limited water access, food insecurity and poverty due in large part to an ongoing blockade. According to the UN, more than 75 percent of Gazans rely on humanitarian aid.
Baitulmaal provides food, clothing, education support, seasonal giving, emergency aid and healthcare in Palestine. The charity also operates 400 water tanks in Gaza . If you would like to learn more about or contribute to Baitulmaal’s efforts in Palestine, 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 Dallas, Texas, the charity has offices and representatives in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.
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