Gaza Emergency

“People in Gaza are in need of your urgent support!

The health services in Gaza are in a state of emergency. After years of a tightening blockade and the latest Israeli assault, the hospitals and clinics are lacking many life saving and emergency medications. In Gaza, we have to always be ready for another attack. We need the right supplies in the hands of our doctors and health workers so they can provide life saving help during Israeli assaults.”

-Dr. Mona El-Farra, MECA Director of Gaza Projects

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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.

News & Updates


Berkeley, CA: Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar

Two days only! Saturday, December 7, 10am-5pm Sunday, December 8, 11am-3pm A unique display of items from Palestine: award-winning Olive... Read More >

Project Updates

Support Team for Children who’ve been Arrested

“Imagine a 5, 6, 7-year-old child being arrested. The impact of the child—even if he is eighteen—is very big. The... Read More >

Sulafa Embroidery Center

Embroidery takes me from a miserable reality to a magic world. —Samar Embroidery plays a central role in these women’s... Read More >

The Blog

Because you are from Gaza…

The rubble from a home in the street in front of Shajaia Elementary School when I visited on Saturday. Because... Read More >

Raising Resistance

Um Hasan speaks to the MECA Teachers’ delegation in her greenhouse, which helps provide healthy food for 400 children at... Read More >

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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

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