Emergency Appeal for Lebanon

The explosion in Beirut comes on top of the pandemic and economic crisis. The impact on refugees is devastating. Work is scarce and food is already unaffordable for many. Some families have been displaced again.

Join MECA in supporting our partner working with refugees in and around Beirut.

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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


Project Updates

Support Team for Children who’ve been Arrested

“Imagine a 5, 6, 7-year-old child being arrested. The impact of the child—even if he is eighteen—is very big. The... Read More >

“A Child’s View from Gaza: Palestinian Children’s Art and the Fight Against Censorship” book

The Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) is proud to announce the publication of a book called, “A Child’s View from... Read More >

The Blog

Emergency Appeal: From MECA partner in Beirut

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at the port... Read More >

I Witness Silwan: Mural Project in East Jerusalem

We're excited to share with you this article from the Jerusalem Quarterly about a community mural project in Silwan, East... Read More >

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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

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