• UNHCR Urges Muslims to Help Struggling Refugee Families This Ramadan through Zakat contributions
UNHCR Urges Muslims to Help Struggling Refugee Families This Ramadan through Zakat contributions

With too many refugee family members in Jordan and Lebanon, including vulnerable women and their children, living much below the poverty line and struggling to earn ends satisfy, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Company, is counting on the kindness of Muslims to allocate their Zakat to refugee family members before the end of the Holy Month.

UNHCR offers much-needed money assistance to incredibly at risk Syrian refugee households with no alternate incomes. This has been made possible through innovative mechanisms, mostly UNHCR's Zakat campaign, a trusted and effective course for people to fulfil their Zakat obligations.

Thus far, Zakat donations from the public and economic sectors of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have been incredibly generous, placing UNHCR closer to increase funds called for to meet immediate survival needs of refugees and inside displaced individuals (IDPs) amid a global refugee dilemma. Zakat contributions this year have already saved 1,152 evacuee family members in Jordan and Lebanon from dropping much deeper right into debt and hardship, and from the risk of exploitation. Nonetheless, 5,465 family members are still in urgent requirement of lasting money aid. A contribution of approximately AED/ SAR 8,000 (USD 2,000) feeds, clothing and homes an exceptionally prone household for a year, the Refugee Agency says.

" We are very thankful for the contributions received up until now. As we enter the last 10 days of Ramadan, we advise Muslims to designate their Zakat to struggling refugee family members via UNHCR's Zakat initiative. Such allotment is assured to earn a prompt difference in the lives of the most prone evacuee communities in the Middle East", stated Houssam Chahine, Head of Private Sector Collaborations for UNHCR in the MENA region.

Your contributions will certainly save households that entirely rely on our month-to-month help to survive from the understanding of extreme poverty", he included. “Help us keep a roof over their heads, food on their table and clean water to drink. Eligible refugee families need your Zakat”.

This year's Zakat project has established UNHCR as a relied on course for Zakat contributions, raising close to US$ 1 million within the initial week of Ramadan from people throughout the GCC, Asia, Europe and North America. UNHCR's Zakat effort is completely Sharia certified and is backed by fatwas from leading Islamic scholars and organizations and is subject to extensive administration, making certain openness at every action, from contribution to arrangement helpful. UNHCR has embraced a digital only strategy to paying Zakat, making certain security, efficiency, openness and total satisfaction. Receivers of money help are signed up by UNHCR, while the stipulation of aid under the Zakat effort is carried out and assessed to ensure strong administration and complete compliance.

Additionally, quarterly records on how Zakat funds are distributed are uploaded on UNHCR's Zakat internet site zakat.unhcr.org.

And it's not simply people in countries which are not afflicted by war who are setting instances with their generosity. Despite of being impacted by childhood years paralysis, 40-year-old Syrian refugee Alya donates part of her regular monthly aid to assist other evacuees. "I utilize my monthly appropriation in order to help other people. We ought to help others on a monthly basis and not only during Ramadan," she says. “It is the time when families reunite; sadly, this has become impossible for me and not even close to becoming a reality.”

Zakat obligations are helping children like Majid and Ammar, who have lost their parents at war and that are currently cared for by their auntie Rajwa in Jordan. "It is my responsibility to give them with anything they need," she said. "As long as I am alive I will certainly do everything in my power to do so", she said. “Ramadan in Syria was wonderful, all of our family got together for iftar. Those days are long gone for us and without the aid we receive we would not be alive today.”

Syria's seven-year conflict continues to fuel the world's largest refugee crisis, with more than 5.6 million individuals pushed into prolonged expatriation in surrounding nations, from which 2.6 million are children. Every year sees families driven much deeper into scantiness, with the huge majority of evacuees in Jordan and Lebanon now living below the hardship line and incapable to fulfill their standard demands. Thousands of hundreds of poverty-stricken homes urgently await additional sources to be assigned with the Zakat initiative throughout the last ten days of Ramadan.

UNHCR has a 68-year track in assisting refugees in need throughout the world, despite the history of their plight.

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