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COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH August 12, 2021 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently distributed fresh meat for 8,648 meals to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh during the Islamic holiday season of sacrifice known as Udhiyah.

Approximately 5,405 refugees in the Balukali district of Bangladesh received portions of meat from locally-sourced cows. Many of these beneficiaries have been victims of disease, flooding, campfires and other ordeals in the four years since they have escaped violence in their homeland. 

In Bangladesh and many other Muslim-majority countries, nutrient-rich meat is often procured through charitable gifts on occasions like the Udhiyah. This year, Baitulmaal distributed approximately 54 tons of fresh meat to beneficiaries in various poverty-stricken and conflict ridden areas of the world for the Udhiyah season.

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.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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