Ebola Crisis: Help Us Spread Awareness
Baitulmaal’s Executive Director, Suleiman Alghanem was invited to the Crisis Round Table Discussion at InterAction in Washington, D.C. for a discussion on the virus that has left people in all parts of the world worried about an epidemic plague. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how to effectively mobilize resources available in the faith based and humanitarian community in response to the Ebola epidemic in the three most affected countries. The Ebola virus that first started out in Central Africa, and more recently in West Africa, is gaining its popularity in being fatal if left untreated. Baitulmaal is participating in raising awareness about Ebola and wishes to help provide the public with information on how to prevent the spreading o read more...
Climate Changes Affect Over One Million People in Pakistan
It has been over two weeks since the start of the floods in Pakistan. Large parts of the country are under water. The huge flooding of river Chenab has affected over 600 villages in different regions. The floods have affected nearly one million people, washed away roads, bridges, and cattle. Over 100 people died, and tens of thousands have been displaced in Punjab and Sindh provinces.
Our Baitulmaal Pakistan office sent a team to both provinces to assess the situation, and identify the urgent needs of the local communities. The team stressed on the urgency of providing immediate assistance to the victims.
Baitulmaal's Response: Our office in Pakistan has been assessing and updating us on the current floods situation i read more...
CALL FOR ACTION: GAZA DISASTER RELIEF
Baitulmaal USA launched an URGENT APPEAL to all community members and other charity organizations for support to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people in Gaza currently under an intensive hardship and difficulties due to the ongoing crisis.
Baitulmaal’s team and volunteers, along with our local partner organization’s representatives have been on the ground since the third day of the onset of hostilities, targeting areas hard to reach in an effort to help people cope with the severely deteriorating situation.
Baitulmaal's team who are taken a great risk, are daily distributing hot ready meals, food parcels, milk for children, and bottled water read more...
GAZA URGENT APPEAL: Give Palestinians Access to Basic Necessities for Survival
Days of aerial bombing on the Gaza Strip has caused extensive devastation throughout the territory. The situation is threatening the health and welfare of the entire Gaza population, especially children. Many parts of Gaza are left without electricity. Aljazeera reports that hospitals in Gaza are overwhelmed by casualties, and running low on medicines and medical supplies. The Palestinians of Gaza who struggle everyday in impoverished conditions, yet again found themselves without the vital resources to survival.
THE SITUATION IS TURNING INTO A MASSIVE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.
HOW ARE WE HELPING? Through our p read more...
HUNGER Spreads in Somalia: Hundreds of Thousands of Children Could Die From Malnutrition
In Somalia, people are starving! A catastrophic combination of conflict, high food prices, and drought has left more than 11 million people in desperate need. Somali refugees, their cattle and goats are dead from thirst, walking for weeks to find help in Kenya and Ethiopia (www.un.org). In 2013, Somalia famine killed 133,000 children under the age of 5. The United Nation reported that up to 200,000 children under the age of five could die from severe malnutrition in Somalia by the end of the year if they do not receive immediate lifesaving assistance. According to UNICEF, at least 50,000 of the children are under the age of 5.
We are calling for support read more...
“Shelter” program targeting the Syrian refugees struggling to survive the brutal weather conditions
"Shelter" program targeting the Syrian refugees struggling to survive the brutal weather conditions. The scale of the Syrian refugee crisis is undescribeable. Syrian refugees in the Biqaa valley of Lebanon fled the violence in Syria to face the unknown. The survivors have crossed the Lebanese borders with almsot nothing. Families, especially children are overwhlemed having to face such situations. Baitulmaal, along with our partner non-governmental humanitarian organizations is currently working on the "Shelter" program for the Syrian refugees in the Biqaa. Baitulmaal began by installing 40 quality tents.
What is Baitulmaal Doing? Baitulmaal is working hard providing im read more...
Children of Syria: They Need Us!
The children of Syria are orphaned, displaced, injured and killed. As the conflict in Syria approaches the end of it's third year, at least 4 million children are witnessing their past and futures disappear due to the conflict. In response to the current situation, with the support of our generous donors, Baitulmaal targets the children's health, sanitation, nutrition, education and protection through various programs.
The children of Syria are paying the heaviest price for this conflict. They are deprived of their right to education and life. They are orphaned, displaced, injured and killed. With the situation deterirating, the risk of losing more children is increasing. Hunger is killing many more. The latest statisti read more...
Drought Crisis in East Africa – URGENT APPEAL
The Drought Crisis Leaves the People of Kenya & Somalia Struggling
Baitulmaal office in Kenya just reported a major drought crisis in East Africa caused by the extreme heat appealing for urgent assistance. E. Africa is facing one of the worst dry spells since the drought crisis in 2011 causing malnutrition and inflation in countries already weakened by hardship and danger, Kenya and Somalia. High food prices is a major concern and a reason to increasing the suffering of civilians. The drought has left these countries rivers dry devastating already needy people and their livestock. According to our staff members in Kenya, most areas have received little or no rain in the past we read more...
URGENT APPEAL: Wounded Syrians Need Urgent Medical Care
Dealing with the growing human impact of the Syrian Crisis is an everyday struggle for many humanitairan aid organizations. On his one week tour of the Syrian refugee camps in different parts of Jordan, Executive Director at Baitulmaal, Br. Suleiman Alghanem, assessed the situation of the Syrians and expressed his heartbreak and sadness over the condition of the conflict survivors. The war is escalating and the humanitarian situation is deteriorating day by day.
On behalf of thousands of Syrian refugees, we are urgently appealing for support to treat injured Syrians. Hundreds of thousands wounded require long-term medical care and rehabilitation. Many of the injured are paralyzed, lost parts of their read more...
Water Crisis in Gaza
A humanitarian catastrophe emerges as the Gaza territory's only aquifier fails. The Gaza Strip is heading towards a water crisis that will make it unliveable in just a few years. The territory's only aquifier is contaminated with chemicals and sea water.
Baitulmaal's representatives and partner organization in Gaza strip have been working on behalf of our donors to put a plan to install water purification system in schools and other populated areas.
A water well was dug in a donated land, ready to be used but needs the purification system, when completed, an estimated 50k people will benefit from it.read more...
Conflict in Western Darfur, Sudan has increased the number of people streaming into refugee camps. There are approximately 1,873,300 Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Sudan, a significant number of them in Darfur, where there is limited access to health care. The demand for primary health care has read more..
Baitulmaal USA launched an URGENT APPEAL to all community members and other charity organizations for support to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people in Gaza currently under an intensive hardship and difficulties due to the ongoing crisis. Baitulmaal’s team and volunteers, read more..
The intense bombardment now stopped! However, the increasing number of deaths recorded, and the high number of injured, the situation in Gaza has become intolerable! In the last 45 days, Baitulmaal USA delivered over $200,000 in humanitarian aid to the civilians seeking refuge in schools and shelters. read more..
Hajja Fatima, a 69 year old woman seeking refuge in a UNRWA shelter in Gaza was eager to express her gratitude to the people who provided her and the entire shelter refugees with emergency relief supplies during the second week of the conflict in Gaza. Fatima called at our representative in Gaza, Br. read more..
While we are gaining excitement about hot chocolate, pumpkin spice, and boots, some people in the world are dreading the arrival of winter. Winters become harsh when you don't have the proper kind of clothing to protect yourself from the brutal wind and snow.There are countless families in numerous read more..
Even bread is scarce! The Syrian humanitarian disaster looms as the internal refugees face shortages of bread. What are we doing? With the support of Baitulmaal donors, we send a shipment of 25 tons of flour inside Syria every month. The flour is then used to make bread, and the bread is then read more..
Baitulmaal Family Sponsorship program pairs up a Syrian family residing in Jordan (mainly widows and children) with a donor from the United States, or other countries. The donor commits to making monthly payments to provide these families with basic living needs such as food, water, rent, utilities, read more..