10 Uplifting Photos from MECA’s projects in 2020

Winter Relief in Gaza: Children try on their new warm winter clothes
Food parcels: Local farmers provide fresh vegetables for the thousands of food parcels MECA provided this year to families in Palestine and Lebanon
Zooming: MECA partners continue organizing workshops and storytelling activities for children and youth during the lockdowns
Medical relief: MECA supported two mobile health teams to visit people with chronic health problems in their homes in Gaza
Classes and activities for children continued when it was safe—offering a respite from the isolation and stress of life under occupation during a pandemic
Nutritious food and income: Women in Gaza make maftoul (Palestinian couscous) to be help feed their communities and earn money for their families
Supporting Palestinian artisans: The Hirbawi Textile Company is the only producer of authentic Palestinian keffiyehs and MECA’s orders help them stay open. MECA and Joining Hands continue to purchase their unique crafts from people and collectives who are struggling during the pandemic, for sale at ShopPalestine.org.
Supporting Palestinian artisans: The Hirbawi Textile Company is the only producer of authentic Palestinian keffiyehs and MECA’s orders help them stay open. MECA and Joining Hands continue to purchase their unique crafts from people and collectives who are struggling during the pandemic, for sale at ShopPalestine.org.
A woman in Beirut, Lebanon picks up a food parcel for her family after the Beirut explosion in August
Annual Bazaar & ShopPalestine.org: MECA buys and sells Palestinian crafts and goods to support the talented craftspeople in Palestine, help them generate income, and protect their way of life.
Debka classes continue with social distancing – providing a chance for children to exercise and learn a piece of their cultural heritage
One of the hundreds of children who received a new coat made in Gaza. Thank you for making this work possible!