Can we give Zakat al maal to someone who has debts, in this case it is about his rent? This person is temporary working as a security officer and had a wife and a child in Africa. He is struggling.
It is not permissible to use zakat money to help him pay off an interest-based loan as this would encourage him to take more loans. If the loan is not interest-based and he classifies as a poor or needy Muslim, you can give him from your Zakat.