UNHCR Refugee Zakat Fund tackling SDG goals


Alliance magazine


The Refugee Zakat Fund from the UNHCR has impacted the lives of an estimated 1.2 million people across 14 countries, its 2022 annual report estimates.

Thanks to generous Zakat and Sadaqah donations from institutional and individual donors, the fund has been able to disperse $23.6 million in Zakat funds and $11.7 million in Sadaqah funds to programmes that impact over a million people.

For the third year in a row, Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah bin Thani Al Thani Fund provided a sizable portion of these donations.

The report linked several of the focus areas of the Fund to different Sustainable Development Goals, including No Poverty (SDG 1), Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3), Quality Education (SDG 4), Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6).

For more information on the report, visit giving.unhcr.org.

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