95% of water in Gaza is unfit for human consumption

MECA’s Maia Project provides safe, clean water to children 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 $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.
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News & Updates

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Warm Clothes for Children in Gaza

We are still surrounded by bombed out buildings. Family homes are full of holes, letting the cold wind and rain... 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 >

The Blog

Audio from MECA event Commemorating the Nakba: Movement-Building for Collective Liberation

Panelists Kristian Davis Bailey, Nick Estes, and Lara Kiswani speak at May 8 event organized by MECA What an honor... Read More >

“Welcome to Al Saha”

Saturday, April 27 2019, might have been the perfect start for a delayed - yet much welcomed - Palestinian Spring.... 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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