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95% water in Gaza is unsafe for human consumption

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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.

News & Updates


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! 2 days only! SATURDAY, DECEMBER... Read More >

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Project Updates

“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 >

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 >

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The Blog

Nov 15 in Berkeley: Jerusalem: Our hope will never die

Wednesday, November 15 at 7 PM - 9 PM PST University of California, Berkeley Dwinelle Hall room 215 Recent Developments... Read More >

Protesting Balfour Declaration from Gaza to Manchester

It is the 100 year anniversary of Balfour Declaration. For us, the Palestinian people, it is a black and cursed... 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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