In 2022, Zakat contributions received through the Refugee Zakat Fund helped more than 727,000 beneficiaries in 17 countries, including refugees in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Pakistan, Somalia, and Tunisia. These funds have also helped IDPs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. This was made possible by Zakat contributions made during 2022, which are allocated in accordance with the 100% Zakat distribution policy, as per the 15 fatwas UNHCR has received over the past several years.
Sadaqah funds helped more than 839,000 beneficiaries in 15 countries that year, including refugees in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Greece, India, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Tunisia. Additionally, they have helped IDPs in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Ukraine, and Yemen. In 2022, UNHCR assisted more than 1.5 million refugees and IDPs in 21 countries with Zakat and Sadaqah contributions received that year.
Since the piloting of the Refugee Zakat Fund in 2017, Zakat and Sadaqah contributions have enabled UNHCR to support over 6 million refugees and IDPs in 26 countries (including over 4 million beneficiaries in 18 countries thanks to Zakat contributions alone).
You can learn more about the impact of UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund by clicking here.
As the number of displaced grows and their humanitarian plight continues or even worsens, they need more support. We encourage you to consider contributing part of their Zakat and Sadaqah funds to those most in need.