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UNHCR is an essential partner in our commitment to protect the rights and well-being of refugees and displaced people as a priority of our Community Investment Program. We proudly support UNHCR in its intense efforts to improve lives of people forced to flee their homes worldwide.

About the partnership

Since: 2020

Location: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Greece, Rwanda, Spain, Turkey and Uganda.

At the start of 2020, INDITEX, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers and owner of brands such as Zara and Massimo Dutti, partnered with UNHCR to provide clothing and other items to people who have been forced to flee their homes.

Through this partnership, thousands of women, men and children are receiving clothing which helps bring comfort and warmth.  Additionally, it allows refugee families to use money previously set aside for clothing on other necessities such as food or education.

The joint vision for the partnership will see it the continued support for people forced to flee with an annual donation of 2 million garments per year to refugees and internally displaced people.

Impact at a glance

  • Since the beginning of the partnership, INDITEX has donated 2,890,429 pieces of clothing and other items to people who have been forced to flee their homes.

In 2021 alone, Inditex donated:

  • 1,636,920 pieces of clothing to people forced to flee in Uganda; this is the largest clothing donation UNHCR Uganda has ever received. INDITEX also supported the renting of a warehouse to store the clothing before distribution.
  • 457,198 pieces of clothing, pairs of shoes and bags to people forced to flee in Burkina Faso.
  • 247,974 pieces of clothing to people forced to flee in Rwanda.
  • The textile company also provides support for emergencies: almost 70,000 items (clothing, shoes and Zara Home products) were donated to support people forced to flee arriving in Spain (Canary Islands), Greece and Turkey.

Sustainable Development Goals in focus

  • SDG1 No Poverty
  • SDG10 Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG17 Partnerships for the Goals
Contact us

If you are interested in exploring a partnership with UNHCR, please contact us at [email protected]