Winter Relief

Every winter as rain and snow falls in Palestine and Lebanon, MECA and our partners provide warm clothes, heating fuel, and other vital support for children and families

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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


“Naila and the Uprising” film screening in celebration of International Women’s Day!

Thursday, March 14, 7pm Berkeley City College Auditorium 2050 Center Street, Berkeley near downtown Berkeley BART When a nation-wide uprising... Read More >

Berkeley, CA: AHMED ABU ARTEMA, Gaza Great March of Return

MECA & American Friends Service Committee Present: AHMED ABU ARTEMA, Gaza Great March of Return Cosponsored by St. John's Presbyterian... Read More >

Project Updates

Sewing Project for Women in Gaza

Twelve women in Nuseirat Refugee Camp, Gaza took an intensive training course for six months. They learned how to make... 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

Teach Palestine website now live!

MECA is very excited that our Teach Palestine website, a collaborative project by and for K-12 teachers and educators who... Read More >

Amputation Dreams

I am 28 years-old and I have lived my whole life in Gaza, Palestine. We have a lot of problems... 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

Read about the different ways other supporters have made a difference

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