Annual Winter Relief Campaign – Jackets and more are a source of pride, delight, and warmth for children during the cold, wet winter in Gaza.
This year, MECA staff and partners distributed nearly 7,000 food parcels to the most vulnerable families in Palestine and Lebanon with fresh produce from local farmers and other necessities.
Child refugees in Lebanon who are unable to attend schools study academics, participate in arts and sports, go on field trips, and learn about their rights at MECA partner centers.
Nearly 1,200 kindergarten children in Gaza get fresh, healthy meals every day thanks to the amazing fundraising campaigns of PaliRoots.
The youth debka dance troupe from Dheisheh Refugee Camp performs regularly in Palestine and other countries to tell their stories through traditional Palestinian dance.
2,000 kids enjoyed the fun and adventure of summer camps MECA supported in East Jerusalem, West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.
MECA’s First Annual Ride for Palestine drew more than 100 riders, raised $79,195, and was great fun! Meanwhile our inspiration, The Big Ride for Palestine, had 300 riders in the UK and children in Gaza also cycled on sister rides in 3 villages. Join us in July 2023!
The Maia Project brings clean, safe water to children in Gaza—and the children bring it home to their families.
400 friends, family members, comrades, and admirers paid tribute to Founding Board President and Civil Rights leader Gus Newport at a Berkeley event. Actor and activist Danny Glover (right) was the MC.
100 children in Gaza formed a musical choir and performed traditional and original songs for families after months of practice.

10 Uplifting Photos of MECA’s Work in 2022!

These are some of our favorite photos from our projects in Palestine and Lebanon this year. It was difficult to choose just 10 photos from the amazing work we have accomplished together!

Please scroll through the slideshow to get inspired.