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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Friday, September 09, 2011
Oakland Museum Shuts Down Palestinian Children’s Art Exhibit
The Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland (MOCHA) has decided to cancel an exhibit of art by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), which was partnering with MOCHA to present the exhibit, was informed of the decision by the Museum’s board president on Thursday, September 8, 2011. For several months, MECA and the museum had been working together on the exhibit, which is titled “A Child’s View of Gaza.”
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Middle East Children’s Alliance Launches Campaign to Provide Clean Water for Children in Gaza to Honor the Legacy of Howard Zinn
The Middle East Children's Alliance(MECA) has begun a new campaign to build a water purification system in Gaza, in honor of historian and activist Howard Zinn and his wife Roslyn.
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Monday, March 22, 2010
On World Water Day, US Aid Group Launches Petition & Increases Pressure to Provide Clean Drinking Water for Children in Palestine
The Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), an American nonprofit working for the rights and the well-being of children in the Middle East, announces its petition to provide "Clean Drinking Water for Children in Palestine." MECA installs water treatment facilities at schools and kindergartens for children living under Israeli occupation and the Israeli-led blockade of Gaza through the Maia Project (Arabic for "water").
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
US Aid Organization Visits Injured Gazans
Staff members of Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) were at the Palestine Hospital in Cairo today visiting civilians injured in the Israeli attacks on Gaza. More than 200 injured children, men and women from Gaza have been transferred to hospitals in Egypt for immediately needed medical care; however thousands of injured civilians are still trapped in Gaza.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
As Israel Breaks Ceasefire, US Nonprofit Sends $1.6 Million of Medicine and Medical Supplies for Children in Gaza
The Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) Founder and Director Barbara Lubin is en route for Cairo to accompany an emergency medical shipment to Gaza. "MECA's emergency shipment is a concrete way to show our support for children and families in Gaza. But as people living in the United States, we must continue to increase pressure on our own government to stop providing the weapons that have killed nearly 700 people in the last 12 days."
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