100% of Your Zakat Donations Go to Eligible Refugee Families

This Ramadan, dedicate your Zakat with Confidence. The Refugee Zakat Fund delivers 100% of your Zakat donations to refugee families who are eligible for Zakat. Today, thousands of displaced families are threatened with hunger and eviction. More than ever, they depend on your support to feed their children. Share the blessings of the holy month with a family who lost everything. This Ramadan #EverySecondCounts Dedicate your Zakat to refugees now

Share blessings of the last days of Ramadan with Nadine

“My faith in God is huge, and may God accept my good deeds…I’m raising my children without a father and I’m patient in this. God willing, I hope my children do the best that they can, for me and for their father, may he rest in peace.” Nadine, a Syrian refugee mother in Lebanon. Ramadan brings back all Nadine’s memories of living normal family life in safety. “My best Ramadan memories from Syria are with my late husband. I used

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H.E. Prof Dr. Koutoub Moustapha Sano: “Zakat is an entrusted right upon the Zakat payer towards eligible beneficiaries.”

During the launch event of UNCHR’s 3rd Islamic philanthropy annual report on 29 March 2021, H.E. Prof Dr. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary General, International Islamic Fiqh Academy – IIFA (a subsidiary of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation – OIC), said that “Zakat is an entrusted right upon the Zakat payer towards eligible beneficiaries.”. It was my first time to think of Zakat this way. Of course, I believe in it as a duty on every eligible Muslim but did not

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Imagine what your Zakat can do for refugees this Ramadan

First and foremost, UNHCR’s global Ramadan campaign is the organization’s commitment to honor and celebrate the values of more than 60% of its persons of concern, who are, yet another year, observing the holy month away from home. In fact, Ramadan this year is like no other: refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are living an emergency within an emergency and are one of the most vulnerable populations in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Our responsibility towards the

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The Refugee Zakat Fund: 5 Things You Need to Know

I have worked for UNHCR for more than eight years now, and I’ve had the privilege to work on supporting refugee and internally displaced families who have fled some of the world’s most tragic and complex crises; from Syria, Myanmar, Yemen, and Iraq. Since its creation in 1950, UNHCR’s goal is to protect and assist the most vulnerable of refugees, those who had to run for their lives in a matter of seconds, leaving behind shattered lives, homes and loved

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100% Zakat Distribution Policy

Our 100% Zakat distribution policy means that all donations, which are received in a dedicated non-interest bearing bank account, are delivered directly and in full to the most vulnerable refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Operational and overhead costs are covered from other sources (non-Zakat) of funding to UNHCR. UNHCR operates an expansive network of cash assistance programs in 100 countries, through which Zakat funds are channeled and the most vulnerable families are assessed and supported. In Bangladesh, the use

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