The Untapped Potential of Zakat for Refugee Empowerment

As the world faces unprecedented refugee crises, sustainable financial assistance has emerged as a vital aspect of Islamic philanthropy. Deeply rooted in principles of human dignity, empathy, and the responsibility to aid those in need, Islamic philanthropy encompasses various forms of charitable giving, including Zakat (almsgiving).  Zakat is a religious duty incumbent upon every Muslim, emphasising the […]

Refugees in Jordan: Addressing Funding Shortages to Prevent a Looming Crisis

This article by WRMC Honarary Chair HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan was first published in ISPI’s Mediterranean Dialogues. On August 1st, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced significant cuts to its monthly food assistance for the 465,000 refugees it supports in Jordan. The reduction in support for these vulnerable populations poses a […]

The Withering of Human Rights: Proposals to Counter Forced Displacement, Gender-Based Violence, Corruption and Other Human Rights Violations

World Refugee & Migration Council Member Allan Rock spoke at Montreal’s Concordia University for the Henri Habib Distinguished Speakers Series on 4 April 2023. Read Allan Rock’s five objectives for Canada’s international efforts to counter human rights violations: Introduction I begin with words of gratitude for the invitation to speak here today.  It is a […]