We are still surrounded by bombed out buildings. Family homes are full of holes, letting the cold wind and rain inside. —Dr. Mona El-Farra, MECA Director of Gaza Projects

MECA staff and partners in Gaza distributed locally-made warm clothing to 900 children to help keep them warm.

Winter in Gaza

More than two years after Israel's brutal attacks on Gaza, many families are still displaced and living in squalid conditions. During the winter months the broken windows, patched up roofs, and lack of electricity mean that there is no place warm and dry for many children.

Location: Gaza Strip

Thanks to our network of community organizations that we partner with, MECA's staff and volunteers along with partner center staff were able to distribute warm clothes to children in need throughout Gaza.

We purchased the clothing at this small factory in Beit Lahia, Gaza so that both the funds and the clothing will support families in Gaza where unemployment is 42% due to the Israeli occupation & siege.

MECA Project Partner

Palestinian Association for Development and Heritage Protection