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95% water in Gaza is unsafe for human consumption

Help bring safe, clean drinking water to the children of Palestine.

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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 $21 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.
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News & Updates

Events

Save the dates! MECA and Joining Hands Annual Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar

Please mark your calendars for the 2017 Joining Hands and MECA Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar! Join us Saturday, December 9,... Read More >

Book Celebration for Kate Raphael’s “Murder Under the Fig Tree”

$5 suggested donation, no one turned away Kate will talk about her book and take questions – buy a book... Read More >

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Project Updates

Customized Delegations to Palestine

A Guided Tour with MECA! The Middle East Children's Alliance invites your group of activists, educators, and organizers—or any other... Read More >

New Books, New Readers

I did not imagine that reading stories aloud is something very important for me and my kids, from this moment... Read More >

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The Blog

New garden and park opens in Beit Lahia, Gaza

Hundreds gather at the opening of the Turath Garden in Beit Lahia, Gaza Last month, I went to the opening... Read More >

Suspected Cause of Death of Child in Gaza is Sea Pollution and Delayed Medical Referral

We are outraged at another child's death in Gaza. This time the cause is not Israeli bombs or tank shells... Read More >

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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

Read about the different ways other supporters have made a difference

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