Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA)

Founded in 1988 by Barbara Lubin and Howard Levine, the Middle East Children's Alliance is a Berkeley-based non-profit humanitarian aid organization that has delivered more than $10 million in food, medicine and medical supplies to children in the West Bank and Gaza, Iraq and Lebanon.  MECA also provides financial assistance to community groups working with children in the Palestine/Israel.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Global Initiative Awards Funding to Palestinian Refugee NGO
The Shoruq organization, based in the West Bank, has been selected as one of only 20 organizations from around the world to be awarded inaugural funding from the With and For Girls Awards for their work with Palestinian refugee girls. Shoruq, meaning ‘sunrise’ in Arabic, was created by and for...
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Direct from Jerusalem: Israeli Arrests and Detention of Palestinian Children
Children and families in Silwan, East Jerusalem, are facing constant violence, both physical and psychological. Illegal armed settlers are taking over Palestinian homes and land, often viciously attacking Palestinians on the street. Meanwhile bulldozers carry out “administrative demolitions” which...
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Friday, July 31, 2015
Cyclists to Ride 435 Miles to Fundraise for Gaza Children
More than 200 cyclists from across the UK, aged from 15 to 80, are joining a mass cycle ride to raise awareness and money for children in Gaza traumatised by the 2014 bombardment. The Big Ride for Palestine will cover 435 miles between Edinburgh and London over nine days in August, passing through...
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Peace Doesn't Come Through Cruise Missiles
The Middle East Children’s Alliance, a non-profit organization that has worked for the rights of children in the Middle East for 25 years by sending humanitarian aid and supporting projects for children, opposes US warfare against the people of Syria. MECA stands against any US bombardment of Syria and the ongoing and overwhelming military presence that the US maintains in the region.
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The Middle East Children’s Alliance Celebrates 25 Years of Work with Event with Noam Chomsky : Amps Up Campaign for Humanitarian Relief for Refugees
May 1st, 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) , an organization founded by Barbara Lubin and Howard Levine in 1988 after Barbara returned from her first trip to Palestine/Israel at the beginning of the first Intifada. She had witnessed the grave injustice, poverty and violence of the Israeli occupation paid for with US tax dollars.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
Middle East Children’s Alliance Programs Address Trauma Faced by Children After 8 Days of Bombing in Gaza
The Middle East Children’s Alliance, (MECA) a California based nonprofit, immediately began providing mental health treatment for children once Operation Pillar of Cloud, the 8 day bombing of Gaza, came to a halt. Treatment programs began November 25, 2012 and are continuing in schools, community centers, and clinics throughout the Gaza Strip in coordination and partnership with the Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip.
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Friday, September 28, 2012
Noam Chomsky Calls For Immediate Humanitarian Assistance For Syrian Refugees
Professor Noam Chomsky, world renowned linguist, writer and political activist, released an open letter this week calling for immediate humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees, beginning the letter by quoting his friend, the late Howard Zinn: “war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.”
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Friday, August 17, 2012
MECA Ships Medical Supplies Worth Half a Million Dollars to Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon
The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) is proud to announce that its latest shipment of medical supplies and equipment has arrived in Lebanon. The medical shipment, which is valued at half a million dollars, includes equipment for disabled Palestinian adults and children such as wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers, as well as essential surgical tools. It is being distributed among Lebanon's twelve Palestinian refugee camps which are inhabited by more than 450,000 stateless Palestinians.
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Friday, February 10, 2012
61 Homes Demolished in Gaza: Hundreds Homeless
As the Israeli-led blockade of Gaza continues, hundreds of Palestinians were evicted from their homes and their houses were destroyed this week. Barbara Lubin, Founder and Director of the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), and Dr.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
Museum Stands By Decision to Censor Palestinian Children’s Exhibit
Despite the massive outcry against its censorship of a Palestinian children’s art exhibit, the Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) in Oakland has refused to change its decision to cancel “A Child’s View From Gaza.”
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