Responsible Finance & Investment Summit

With the rapid development of the global Islamic economy and philanthropy, the UNHCR Zakat Program has evolved into the ‘Refugee Zakat Fund’, a global Sharia-compliant structure providing complete transparency in the collection and distribution of Zakat funds, which are received in a dedicated non-interest bearing bank account.

UNHCR participates at the Responsible Finance & Investment Summit (RFI Summit) which is an initiative of the RFI Foundation and Swiss Arab Network to build awareness of shared values that can bring socially responsible investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance (ESG) and Islamic finance together to increase their positive impact. 
The majority of the world’s 22.5 million refugees fall under at least four of the eight stipulations required by recipients of Zakat funds. With more than 5,525,292 Syrian refugees having fled their country, the monthly cash assistance is provided to the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families living in urban areas in Jordan at an average of USD 180 per month per family. The UNHCR is committed to addressing the needs of refugees, to improve their lives and strives to ensure that everyone has the right to protection and to build a new life with dignity.

UNHCR is here at the (RFI Summit) on the 29th of April 2019, standing tall to raise the voice for refugees and the Refugee Zakat Fund.
The commitment of individuals and their generous support enables UNHCR to save lives and build a better future for millions who were forced to flee their homes in order to survive.
Please give your voice for refugees today, so that the world can hear theirs.



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