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95% water in Gaza is unsafe for human consumption

Help bring safe, clean drinking water to the children of Palestine.

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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.

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Project Updates

Music Comes to Gaza Schools

“We sing and love life despite the Israeli oppression!” MECA is supporting a music program in Gaza schools for 100... Read More >

Sanctuary Education Conference

Great range of topics. Very approachable and yet applicable and critical. This was awesome! I loved the student panel! — Teacher... Read More >

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The Blog

The Big Ride 2017: Another World is Possible

Dr. Mona El-Farra with a group of cyclists for the Big Ride in Rafah, Gaza Here in Gaza, we organized... Read More >

Zam Zam Water Joins MECA’s Maia Project to Bring Water to Gaza Schoolchildren

MECA Gaza Staff and students at the Elementary Beach Boys School celebrating their new water purification unit. About two years... Read More >

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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

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