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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN May 8, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed food packages that provided 202,500 meals to families in Afghanistan in time for the Ramadan season.
Food packages containing items such as rice, flour and cooking oil helped provide daily Ramadan meals to approximately 3,375 individuals. According to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal, more than 50 percent of children who received the food assistance were orphans.
“Poverty and malnutrition is widespread in Afghanistan,” Sohail said. “Children are growing up with less resources and support after many crises in Afghanistan, but we have been empowered by our donors to reach families in need this Ramadan.”
Afghans have faced multiple challenges over the years, from political upheavals to weather emergencies, that have disrupted access to food, clean water and shelter. According to the UN, over half of Afghanistan’s population are in acute food insecurity, with 8.4 million people facing emergency level food insecurity – the highest number in the world.
In addition to providing food and emergency aid in Afghanistan, Baitulmaal has worked with the Afghan-American-founded Education and Occupation Committee (EOC) to evacuate Afghans and implement economic development projects.
This Ramadan, Baitulmaal delivered food packages for more than 3.6 million meals worldwide. To learn more about or contribute to these efforts, 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 Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.
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