Yemen Emergency Appeal

Our Story

Rafah International was established in 2016 to assist the work of Rafah Foundation, which provides humanitarian aid and supports education in Yemen. Rafah International is a registered charity in the UK (Charity no. 1168436). The word “ra’fah” in Arabic means compassion. God describes Himself as “al-Ra’uf”, meaning the Most Compassionate and describes His beloved Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) using the same word. Compassion for humanity is what drives the work of Rafah. Rafah Foundation has its base in Tarim in Yemen’s Hadramawt region. It was set up under the direction of the distinguished scholar, Habib Umar bin Hafiz, and started operating in 1997. Since then it has been striving to improve the lives of ordinary people by providing essential foodstuffs and medication, sponsorship of orphans and widows and the digging of wells. The Foundation also places great emphasis on education and supports teachers, students and educational institutes. It facilitates the performance of religious duties such as the distribution of zakat, the sacrifice (Qurbani/Udhiyah) at Eid al-Adha and breaking people’s fast in Ramadan. Since the beginning of conflict in Yemen in 2015, Rafah has been providing humanitarian aid to some of the worst hit areas such as Aden and Hudaydah as well as helping refugees who have fled from conflict areas to safety in Hadramawt. Rafah takes its guidance from scholars who are experts in their fields and strives for excellence in all that it does. Rafah International is firmly committed to a 100% donation policy.

Bank Transfer

Barclays Bank Account No: 43578275 Sort Code: 20-26-08 SWIFTBIC: BUKBGB22 IBAN: GB38 BUKB 2026 0843 5782 75 The co-operative bank Account No: 65938971 Sort Code: 08-92-99 SWIFTBIC: CPBKGB22 IBAN: GB32CPBK0892 9965 9389 71
If you wish to pay by bank transfer then please include the appeal/reason for your donation i.e Zakat, Qurbani, admin costs etc as your reference for your bank payment this way we know how to process your donation. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any assistance.

Contact Us

Our address
Rafah International | Unit 27 | Batley Enterprise Centre | 513 Bradford Road | Batley WF17 8L
Open hours
Daily 10:00 AM — 3:00 PM