Tkiyet Um Ali

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Tkiyet Um Ali
Founded2003;21 years ago (2003)
Founderconceptualized by Queen Alia al-Hussein, initiated by Princess Haya bint Al Hussein
Typenon-profit organization
Focusunderprivileged citizens
Area served
Key people
Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, Chairperson

Tkiyet Um Ali (Arabic : تكية أم علي), is a Jordanian non-governmental organisation founded by Princess Haya in honour of her late mother Queen Alia. [1]


The first initiative of its kind in Jordan and in the Arab World, Tkiyet Um Ali provides food and services to the needy and the hungry in Jordanian society.


Originally conceptualised by Her Late Majesty Queen Alia more than 40 years ago, Tkiyet Um Ali (TUA) was founded in 2003 by Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. It is an initiative that aims to eradicate hunger in the Arab World.


Tkiyet Um Ali is a food relief initiative primarily operating in the Arab world. It is an NGO in Jordan that serves sustainable hot meals and provide humanitarian aid on a daily basis to the poor and needy within Jordanian society in all locations. Tkiyet Um Ali assists 30,000 households living in extreme poverty throughout the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan through food parcel deliveries consisting of basic life needs such as food and commodities. [2]

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  1. "Princess Haya Honours Mother's Memory With Charity Donation". Royal Central.
  2. "Distributing Monthly Food Parcels to Families Living in Extreme Poverty". TKIYET UM ALI. Retrieved 2018-12-14.