Gaza Emergency

Families in Gaza are in need of your urgent support!

Eleven days of brutal Israeli attacks in Gaza killed hundreds of people, injured more than a thousand, and displaced tens of thousands.

MECA’s staff and local partners in Gaza are on the ground responding to the most urgent needs of children and families. Read updates about our emergency response in Gaza.

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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 $27 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

Aseela Women’s Cooperative

Aseela produces a top-quality soap from naturally-grown Palestinian olive oil, using the traditional methods. The collective has grown since its start... Read More >


“You can find all the kids at the playground in the afternoons.” —A mother in one of the villages with... Read More >

The Blog

No Longer My Familiar Streets: Gaza Diary

Our Maia Project Coordinator, Ghada Mansi, spent the last few weeks checking the water purification units that we have installed... Read More >

It’s time to cry: Gaza Diary

Some of the scenes I saw as a visited different areas of Gaza Today I walked the streets of Gaza... 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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