A refugee mother and daughter sit against a backdrop of rubble.

100% Zakat Distribution

Refugee families need your Zakat

It takes seconds to help families afford shelter, food, water and medicine. This Ramadan #EveryGiftCounts.

Calculate your Zakat below and offer it to a refugee or displaced family who fled some of the world’s most devastating crises. 100% of your Zakat is guaranteed to reach refugees as lifesaving cash or in kind assistance.

  • $55 can help 3 people afford basic essentials for a month
  • $146 can help 8 people afford basic essentials for a month
  • $219 can help 12 people afford basic essentials for a month

Dedicate your Zakat

UNHCR: Trusted Zakat Distributor

A trusted, compliant and effective distributor.

Majority of the world’s 26 million refugees fall under at least 4 of the 8 Zakat categories. UNHCR's Refugee Zakat Fund is compliant and backed by 5 fatwas, mentioning 3 essential points: UNHCR can distribute Zakat funds, Zakat must be given to the categories mentioned in Quran 9:60, and Zakat must not be used to cover expenses or wages.

100% Zakat Distribution Policy

UNHCR is following a 100% Zakat distribution policy.

UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund is subject to rigorous governance, ensuring transparency at every step, from donation to distribution of Zakat. UNHCR is unique in pledging that 100% of Zakat funds go directly to the most vulnerable refugees, including in hard-to-reach areas. Through the Refugee Zakat Fund, your support is felt immediately by those most in need.

Thanks to incredible support for the Refugee Zakat Fund so far, we are expanding the reach of Zakat funds in 2021 to help refugees or displaced persons across Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, Bangladesh, Morocco, Egypt, Mauritania, Nigeria, and Pakistan.