Ramadan

It took seconds for the lives of millions of refugees to change. And it takes a second ​to share the blessings of Ramadan with a family who lost everything. #EverySecondCounts

Photo: © UNHCR/Antwan Chnkdji

As Muslims gather in their homes around the world, many refugee families are observing the holy month of Ramadan away from their homes. Your support this Ramadan will be a symbol of solidarity and hope to the most vulnerable refugees.

This Ramadan, whether through Sadaqah or Zakat, we ask for your help to share the blessings of the Holy month. It takes a second to share the blessings of Ramadan today. #EverySecondCounts.

Your Zakat

Through its Zakat initiative, UNHCR has become the first major agency of its type to provide an efficient, trusted route for people to fulfil their giving obligations. All Zakat funds received by UNHCR are strictly dedicated to compliant cash assistance programs, which complements other aid provided by UNHCR.

Zakat Calculator

As the third pillar of Islam, Zakat is mandatory for adult Muslims who fall over the threshold of Nisab. Use our Zakat calculator to quickly determine how much you should give. Calculate your Zakat based on currency, including gold, silver, cash or stocks.

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UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund is Zakat compliant, backed by fatwas from leading scholars and institutions
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UNHCR is a trusted agent to fulfill your Zakat obligations
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The Zakat fund is an effective way to help refugees
  • Through the Refugee Zakat Fund, your support for refugees facing hardship is felt immediately by those most in need in the form of cash and in-kind assistance.
  • UNHCR operates an expansive cash and in-kind distribution network in many countries. Zakat this year can be distributed in countries including Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Mauritania, Turkey, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, and Nigeria.
  • For distribution of cash assistance, ATMs, IRIS scan, mobile wallets, and other technologies are used to deliver Zakat to vetted refugees and IDPs.

Why should I give my Sadaqah to UNHCR?

Your Sadaqah is an act of solidarity with a community that is in need of our collective support. The Holy Qur’an instructs Muslims to give protection to those who need it. UNHCR will act as an intermediary to deliver aid to the most vulnerable families in order to meet their most basic needs.

Stories of Ramadan

Falmata’s story

Nour Begum’s story

Refugee Children’s stories

Learn more about UNHCR during Ramadan

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