Near East Foundation (NEF)

Founded in 1915, the Near East Foundation's mission is to help build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. NEF is an operational NGO with projects in seven countries -- Armenia, Egypt, Jordan, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, and Sudan -- where we work to directly improve the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people through programs in Peacebuilding, Civic Engagement and Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Business Development. In the field, approximately 50 NEF staff members-all of them from the countries in which they work-partner with local organizations to find homeg...

Revitalizing Olive Oil Farming in the West Bank

Revitalizing Olive Oil Farming in the West Bank
A source of national pride, the olive industry constitutes 15% of income generated by the agricultural sector in Palestine. There are 3,000 olive farms with nearly 66,000 olive tress in the project location in Asira Al-Shamaliya alone, an area north of Nablus in the West Bank. (view small | med | large | orig)

Reach Out to an Orphan Child in Sudan

Reach Out to an Orphan Child in Sudan
The number of orphans and children from single mother-headed households in Sudan has risen dramatically over the past few years due to war, natural disasters and poverty. 54 children from Khartoum's poorest community need health care, nutrition, education, guidance for a shot at a brighter future. They are only a quarter of the children registered in NEF's program for assistance. (view small | med | large | orig)

Thousands of Families Are Displaced in Lebanon

Thousands of Families Are Displaced in Lebanon
NEF is focusing first on helping to meet the most basic needs of people displaced from their homes as a result of the conflict, including providing emergency food, medicines, first-aid kits, hygiene kits and sleeping materials. Reuters/ Jamal Saidi. (view small | med | large | orig)

Women and Children Escape Air Raids

Women and Children Escape Air Raids
In eastern Lebanon, the escalating conflict is taking its toll on women and children caught in the crossfire, leaving thousands desperate for shelter and safety. Reuters/ Jamal Saidi. (view small | med | large | orig)

Woman with her Belongings Flees Southern Beirut

Woman with her Belongings Flees Southern Beirut
NEF particularly focuses on the immediate needs of women, the elderly, and children as they seek shelter in the most devastated areas. Reuters/ Kamel Jaber. (view small | med | large | orig)

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