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, Sudan, Senegal, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Palestinian Territories and Egypt-where we work to directly improve the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people through programs in peacebuilding, civic engagement, 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 o...

Sami Sits Guard--Happily

Sami Sits Guard--Happily
For several years the Near East Foundation and its partners have joined together to honor Ramadan's traditions, extending help to the poor and needy in the communities they serve, both in the West Bank/Gaza and Sudan. Beneficiaries are orphans like Palestinian Sami, widows, the elderly and the disabled, as well as low income families. (view small | med | large | orig)

Redeeming a Coupon

Redeeming a Coupon
NEF staff take care of distributions in cooperation with local mosques and councils in each West Bank village, where coupons are given to those in most acute need. Similarly in Sudan, distribution is made in cooperation with "Zakat" (charity) and other local committees, who best know their communities. (view small | med | large | orig)

"These people are really in need!"

"These people are really in need!"
"It was very satisfying to see the impct of these small gifts on the families, and in particular on orphans and seniors," reported Mohamed Ali (r) from NEF-Sudan. "These people are really in need!" he continued, "It is a small intervention...but we managed to add a smile on the faces of those we could reach. I am proud that NEF was the only non-Islamic, Western agency participating in food distribution for local people." (view small | med | large | orig)

Ramadan 2005 in Sudan

Ramadan 2005 in Sudan
Last year hundreds of Sudanese refugee families received NEF nutritional packages during Ramadan 2005, including one mother who fainted when given food--it was her first meal in three days. With your help, we can help their Ramadan observance yet again in 2006. (view small | med | large | orig)

Providing Services and Medications

Providing Services and Medications
Displaced villagers formerly had to travel long distances just to get even the most basic medications, but this has changed. At the accessible NEF clinic, women can now take care of their health and nutrition as well as their children's at the very lowest possible cost. (view small | med | large | orig)
 

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