Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani Humanitarian Fund
About the partnership
Location: Yemen, Lebanon, Chad Bangladesh and Pakistan.
The Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al Thani Humanitarian Fund, a global fund established to assist the most vulnerable populations worldwide, has been collaborating with UNHCR and others since 2019.
In April 2019, H.E Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al Thani made a landmark Zakat contribution through the fund to UNHCR in support of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and displaced Yemenis.
This was the largest contribution UNHCR had ever received from an individual donor and the first major Zakat contribution of its kind in the organization’s history. A total of approximately 875,000 Rohingya refugees and Yemeni IDPs, returnees, and members of the host community were supported through this generous contribution.
In 2020, Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al Thani Humanitarian Fund generously supported the most vulnerable internally displaced and host community families in Yemen, as well as refugees in Lebanon, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Chad supporting over 1.4 million beneficiaries.
In 2021, generous Zakat and Sadaqah contributions from Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al Thani Humanitarian Fund helped support internally displaced and host communities in Yemen through cash assistance. The Zakat contribution signed in February 2021 helped UNHCR provide more than 247,000 of the most vulnerable displaced Yemenis with cash assistance for their most urgent food needs, among other needs. Furthermore, in April 2021, a Sadaqah contribution assisted more than 164,000 displaced Yemenis with cash assistance for their most urgent food needs, among other needs.
Throughout the partnership, H.E. Sheikh Al Thani has supported refugees and internally displaced persons with cash assistance, basic needs, shelter, health, education, and livelihoods, enabling them to live a more dignified life.
Impact at a glance
- In 2020, Supporting over 1.4 million refugees and internally displaced people in Yemen, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Chad and Pakistan.
- The 2020 contribution of USD 43 million is now the largest contribution ever made by an individual donor to UNHCR.
- In October 2019, the founder of Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani Humanitarian Fund, H.E. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Bin Thani Al-Thani, was bestowed the title of UNHCR’s Eminent Advocate.
Sustainable Development Goals in focus
- SDG1 No Poverty
- SDG2 Zero Hunger
- SDG3 Good Health and Well-being
- SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation