What You Need to Know About Our 100% Zakat Distribution Policy 

Zakat is a cherished amanah from Zakat donors who entrust a Zakat agent to deliver their Zakat to its eligible beneficiaries. ‘UNHCR is considered an agent. The entirety of the collected Zakat must be distributed to eligible recipients mentioned in Quran 9:60. None of it can be used to cover operations or wages; those must be covered by other sources’. UNHCR takes this responsibility very seriously, and therefore its Refugee Zakat Fund is subject to rigorous governance and oversight to

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Laila, an Iraqi displaced women caring for her grandchildren

Laila is an Iraqi IDP who, aside from battling cancer and enduring chemotherapy, has suffered the loss of her husband and son. She takes care of her grandchildren, yet with the advent of the month of Ramadan, her needs have increased, and this grandmother now stands helpless because of her dire situation and poverty. At a time when everyone waits for the month of Ramadan to gather around their families, this month has come to remind Laila of her losses

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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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