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COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH, May 5, 2021 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently delivered food staples to provide 160,080 meals to Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh.
Around 667 Rohingya families were provided food packages at a distribution point in Cox’s Bazar. The food packages contained items such as rice, sugar, flour, lentils, potatoes, onions, carrots and oil, and were distributed for the Ramadan season, a time marked by fasting, charity and worship.
Considered “the most persecuted people in the world” by the United Nations, Rohingya fled their native Rakhine State of Myanmar to seek refuge at camp settlements in the hills of Bangladesh. Enduring discrimination and extreme poverty for decades, Rohingya now face monsoons, cholera outbreaks and rampant camp-fires in overcrowded blocks. Approximately 720,000 Rohingya live in various registered and makeshift camps in Bangladesh, and 80% of them are women and children, according to the UN.
Baitulmaal provides food, water, and other aid to Rohingya refugees, most recently responding to the devastating campfire that killed 15, injured hundreds, and displaced thousands. If you would like to learn more or contribute to these 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 Dallas, Texas, the charity has offices in: Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; Amman and Al Ramtha, Jordan; and Karachi, Pakistan.
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