The Refugee Zakat Fund, launched in 2019 by UNHCR, has been a key partnership mechanism – effective, compliant and trusted by institutions and individuals. During the pilot phase in 2017-2018, more than 34,000 refugees in Jordan and Lebanon were supported with Zakat funds. In 2019, just over 1 million beneficiaries were supported with both Zakat and Sadaqah. In 2020, impact doubled to more than 2 million beneficiaries across 13 countries. In 2021, more than 1.2 million beneficiaries were supported. Since 2017, a total of $154.24 million had been received through the Refugee Zakat Fund, 84% of which was Zakat.