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The Middle East Children’s Alliance is a nonprofit organization working for the rights and the well-being of children in the Middle East. MECA supports dozens of community projects for Palestinian children and refugees from Syria. Since 1988 we have delivered $25 million in food and medical aid to Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon. MECA welcomes the support of all people who care about children and their future.

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We create educational and cultural programs in the US and internationally to increase understanding of the lives of children in the Middle East. We collect funds so that we can provide:

  • Direct Aid: Providing food, medicine, medical supplies, clothes, books, toys and school supplies to children
  • Clean, Safe Water: Building and installing water purification units in schools and preschools throughout Gaza
  • Financial Support for Community Projects: Partnering with clinics, kindergartens, counseling centers, libraries, accessible parks and playgrounds, sports teams, arts and media programs.
  • University Scholarships: Awarding scholarships to talented and ambitious high school graduates in the West Bank and Gaza to obtain degrees and the skills to make important contributions to their communities and their country.

News & Updates


Tucson, AZ: Challah for Gaza Fundraising Brunch

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Project Updates

“Let the Children Play & Heal” in Gaza

We are dealing with children who lost their homes or relatives. It’s still very hard. They isolate themselves. Some are... Read More >

Jenin Freedom Theatre

Jenin Freedom Theatre is a cultural center in Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine, which offers a range of cultural activities, including... Read More >

The Blog

It was my dream to sing

Me with one of the music students and the teacher practicing on the keyboard Today I visited a music project... Read More >

More Israeli airstrikes on Gaza Destroy our Hopes and Dreams

By Amal Abu Moailqe, former MECA staff member and co-founder of Sketch Engineering The airstrikes on Gaza Strip on Thursday... Read More >

What People Are Saying

Well known academics, activists and professionals support MECA’s work

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They do incredible work, courageous work of enormous significance for major problems. The problems facing children under occupation and under military attack. And they have had a great record of success…

NOAM CHOMSKY, American Linguist, Philosopher, Cognitive Scientist, Historian, Social Critic and Activist

MECA has been phenomenal at making sure there’s solidarity for Palestine among people around the world. Making sure that solidarity is felt, that it gives peoople sustenance, the ability to resist, and to maintain their dignity.

Diana Buttu, Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer and Activist

Thank You to Our Supporters

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