About the Project

The UNHCR Zakat collection and distribution project is a joint partnership between the UNHCR and Tabah Foundation that formed in 2015 at the request of the UNHCR. Its initial campaign was during July 2016 (Ramadan 1437) to collect zakat for refugees in Jordan.

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Tabah Foundation is a non-profit organization in Abu Dhabi, UAE that advises leaders and scholars. It also establishes and manages projects to further the reach of Islamic values and culture in contemporary society.


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been protecting the rights and well-being of refugees all over the world for over 65 years. It works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.