Innovative Solutions for Addressing Global Development Needs: Harnessing the Power of Islamic Philanthropy & Zakat 10 October 2020

Session Brief As part of the C20 Summit hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this year, UNHCR organized a panel discussion which highlighted pioneering and innovative approaches in harnessing the power of Islamic Philanthropy to address education, employment, infrastructure and related needs globally. A total of 72 participants from around the world signed up for the event and around 900 participated across all platforms of the C20 Summit during the day. The event speakers were Dr. Saleh Suleman Al-Wohaibi,

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IMAGINE RAMADAN WITHOUT GIVING!

As we make our way through the Holy month of Ramadan this year, millions of people are observing this blessed month in hardship: After fleeing war or violence and now under the exceptional circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Refugees and other displaced people are among the most vulnerable members of our societies and are particularly at risk during this pandemic. The majority of the world’s refugees live in countries with weak water, sanitation and health systems, and often rely

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Let’s stand with Refugees and fight COVID19 together…

Interview with Dominik Bartsch UNHCR representative in Jordan. No country can tackle the COVID19 pandemic alone, and no part of our societies can be disregarded if we are to effectively rise to this global challenge. Jordan hosts over 750,000 registered refugees, out of which 20% of them are living in camps. An interview with UNHCR representative in Jordan, Dominik Bartsch explains the role of UNHCR Jordan in preventing the COVID19 outbreak and protecting refugee families to contain this health crisis.

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As winter approaches, UNHCR launches “Warm Their Hearts”, a public mobilization campaign to support refugees

3.88 million refugees and internally displaced people in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt need timely and substantial assistance to shield their families from the cold weather Recent displacement from north-east Syria has increased the number of those in need of winter assistance Celebrities and influencers are supporting UNHCR’s campaign and have called upon their followers to contribute as well UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched its “Warm Their Hearts” campaign to close funding gaps for its US$222 million Winterization

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UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund Best Global Zakat Distribution Platform

DUBAI – UNHCR’s pioneering Refugee Zakat Fund has been recognized as the ‘Best Global Zakat Distribution Platform 2019’ at the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA), held in Cape Town, South Africa last Sep. 16. With Islamic finance becoming a more prominent and sophisticated part of the global economy, UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, evolved its existing Zakat program to a new structure, the Refugee Zakat Fund, in April this year. The Fund allows Muslims, wherever they live, to fulfil their

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