Nearly two million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip. Ongoing Israeli attacks in Gaza have killed hundreds, injured more than a thousand, and displaced tens of thousands. The Middle East Children's Alliance has been working with clinics and community centers in Gaza for 33 years providing aid when and where it is needed. We are providing emergency aid to children and families right now.
The Gaza Strip has been illegally occupied by Israel for fifty years and is currently under attack. Israeli attacks are killing & injuring people and destroying homes and infrastructure. These attacks come during a third wave of COVID and after 14 years of a crippling siege. 95% of water is not fit for human consumption. Electricity is on 3 hours or less each day. Children, who make up the majority of the population, have been killed, injured, displaced and traumatized.
MECA works for the rights and well-being of children. We have been working in Gaza for over thirty years. We have a team of staff and volunteers on the ground in Gaza and a network of grassroots partners. From sending shipments of medicine for clinics to delivering warm clothes to children in winter to funding teachers and psychologists to help children learn and heal, we work to meet the many needs of children in Gaza. Right now we are providing emergency aid to children and families in need.
Right now our focus is on meeting the immediate needs of children and families. In the long term, this project will provide medical aid to treat injured children, reduce the children's risk of disease and malnutrition by addressing basic needs for food, medical care and adequate shelter that could impact their development and long-term health.