The Refugee Zakat Fund is UNHCR’s trusted, compliant, and effective distributor harnessing the power of Zakat (and Sadaqah) to assist refugees and internally displaced people most in need, including in hard-to-reach areas. UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund is subject to rigorous governance and oversight, ensuring transparency at every step, leading up to the provision of assistance.
Please use the following bank account details: Kindly note the different IBAN for each currency.
In the transfer description field, please use “Zakat MENA” followed by the destination country of your Zakat (Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt , India, Jordan, Yemen, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Nigeria or Mauritania)
Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org when the bank transfer is done. Please make sure to include your name, the amount of your donation, contact info and country of residence. This will help us track your donation and update the counter of the families supported.
Please include your contact details (Email and phone number) when proceeding with the transfer so we can confirm receiving your gift and communicate with you properly
To date, the Refugee Zakat Fund enabled UNHCR to assist more than 5.5 million refugees and IDPs globally.
Majority of the world’s refugees and IDPs fall under at least 4 of the 8 Zakat recipient categories: the poor, the needy, the debtors, and the wayfarers, in a context where more than 50% of refugees and IDPs globally come from member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The fatwas also dictate UNHCR’s 100% Zakat distribution policy.