Food security & assistance
Baitussalam is among the leading NGOs in Pakistan specialised in food assistance in the form of dry ration as well as cooked food during conflicts, natural disasters, pandemics as well as peace times to affected communities at large scale.
BAITUSSALAM BAKERY, COBANBEY, SYRIA:
The Syrian Conflict left millions of Syrians families to displace to the tent city at the borders of Turkey in Cobanbey Area. To tackle the food insecurity that has unfolded during the Syrian crisis, in 2017, Baitussalam installed a state-of- the-art bread plant imported from Germany with an estimated cost of 2.5 million dollars at the Turkey/Syrian border. The bread plant has the capacity of producing 120,000 rotis on daily basis. Alhumdulillah, with the generous support of Muslims around the world, Baitussalam is able to serve the devastated Syrian families until to-date.
(PICTURE OF BAKERY)
FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN CONFLICT EMERGENCIES:
Since 2017, Baitussalam is dispatching containers full of rice, flour and other food supplies for Syrian Refugees at Turkish border as well as to Rohingyan refugees on regular basis . The food supplies have been serving millions of beneficiaries during the ongoing crisis.
(Pictures of Containers with ration supplies)
COVID-19 RESPONSE DOOR-TO-DOOR FOOD DISTRIBUTION:
In late March, 2020, where the COVID-19 global outbreak of pandemic severely affected the overall global economy, it also impacted the already deteriorating economy of Pakistan. Millions of families of daily wage workers and self-employed skill workers lost their livelihood during lock down and later during the economic recession. In order to prevent mass starvation of communities, during the span of only two months, Baitussalam distributed ration, cooked food and roti to approximately 3.5 Million beneficiaries applying door-to-door delivery across the urban slums of Pakistan.
(PICTURES OF ROTI TANDOOR, RATION DISTRIBUTION)
BAITUSSALAM IMDADI MARKAZ (SUBSIDISED GROCERY MARKET):
Due to economic crisis, Karachi is having a growth in the number of low income and unemployed population. The impoverished families are struggling to feed their children nutritious food and keep them from malnourishment and starvation. In Pakistan, 38 percent of the children under five years of age are stunted. With one of the highest prevalence in the world, stunting is a rising emergency in the country. The situation is particularly worse in Sindh, where it has affected approximately 50 percent of the children - and the number is increasing. To address the challenge, Baitussalam has opened a Grocery Market for the most vulnerable households in Karachi. The Baitussalam Imdadi Markaz provides monthly ration on a highly subsidized rates to the households who have either lost their bread earners or are critically suffering from other issues like life threatening medical conditions, disability or elderly people without any caretaker.
(PICTURE IMDADI MARKAZ)
ANNUAL FOOD PACKAGE & IFTAR DISTRIBUTION:
In the holy month of Ramadan, Baitussalam aims to distribute food packages in the extremely impoverished communities struggling with food shortage causing them to suffer during fasting. Baitussalam distributes ration and hosts iftar for thousands of Muslims not only across Pakistan but also to Syrian refugees at the Turkish border and to Rohingyan refugees in Bangladesh.
(Pictures: Iftar and Ramzan Package Distribution in Pakistan and Syria.)
BAITUSSALAM FOOD BANK:
The concept of Baitussalam Food Bank is to collect the excess food from homes, restaurants and events and distribute it to the people suffering from hunger on daily basis. Baitussalam Food Bank services in Karachi and Talagang have been feed cooked food to thousands of beneficiaries on regular basis.
(Pictures of Food Bank)