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IDLIB, SYRIA, April 22, 2021 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian relief agency, recently delivered food staples to provide 186,000 meals to internally displaced families in Northern Syria, and more are currently being delivered to families struggling with hunger and food insecurity in other countries around the world.
Approximately 500 Syrian families received donor-funded food packages to sustain them during the month of Ramadan. The majority of the food package recipients are women and children who recently settled in the Ma’arat Masrin refugee camp in Northern Syria.
The food packages, which include items such as rice, flour, lentils, canned goods and oil, were distributed for the Ramadan season, a time marked by fasting, charity and worship.
Approximately 1.9 billion Muslims around the world observe the month of Ramadan, but many among them suffer from extreme poverty due to conflict, displacement, natural and man-made disasters, as well as other social, political and economic factors. According to the World Bank, this year saw an increase in poverty levels worldwide — the first rise in a generation of declining levels — due to the global pandemic, conflict, and climate change.
Recipients of the food packages are among the nearly 1 million Syrians who have been displaced by conflict in the past 16 months – bringing the total to over 6.7 million displaced Syrians within the country, and another 6.6 million living as refugees, according to figures from the UN. This makes Syrians the largest forcibly displaced population in the world today.
Baitulmaal provides food, water, medicine, healthcare and other aid to people in Syria, and plans to deliver 3.9M meals during the 2021 Ramadan season to those in need around the world. The charity also collects and distributes zakat funds on behalf of their donors. 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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