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WFP launches Zakat for Nutrition Campaign this Ramadan

May 13, 2021



WFP provides poor and food insecure families in Gaza with electronic food vouchers which give them access to nutritious local products such as eggs and yoghurt in selected retail shops. — courtesy WFP/Wissam Nassar
WFP provides poor and food insecure families in Gaza with electronic food vouchers which give them access to nutritious local products such as eggs and yoghurt in selected retail shops. — courtesy WFP/Wissam Nassar

CAIRO /DUBAI — Marking the Holy month of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr, the UN World Food Program (WFP) has launched a campaign providing Muslims around the world with the opportunity to give their Zakat to support WFP’s critical work in combatting malnutrition.

WFP’s partnership with the Islamic Development Bank and their Shariah Board ensures full Zakat compliance in how we raise funds and distribute those to the families most in need.

Investing in nutrition is at the heart of human capital development, stability and progress. Every dollar invested in nutrition can generate up to $35 in returns.

This innovative financing initiative will contribute to WFP’s nutrition programs saving and changing lives of the world’s most vulnerable children, mothers and adolescent girls.

Ramadan is a time when families around the world come together. With ShareTheMeal, smartphone users can provide vital nutritious meals to those in need with a simple tap on their phones, celebrating moments of joy and togetherness during this holy month and especially during Eid Al-Fitr.

This is the first time people can give their Zakat easily through WFP’s award-winning ShareTheMeal fundraising app.

ShareTheMeal aims to build on the power of giving to increase the number of meals shared around the world, including some of the most critical hunger hotspots such as Yemen. — SG


May 13, 2021
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