Middle East Aid
Emergency relief in focus
The Middle East hasn’t only distinguished itself in the last few years as a hot spot for religious tension: The intraislamic wars in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen have led to the so far greatest humanitarian catastrophes of the 21st century.
The Syrian civil war alone has claimed 400,000 deaths to date, with around 12 million displaced Syrians seeking refuge eslewhere.
The first project of the Middle East Aid union, “hope for Syrian refugees”, is an answer to the desolate situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Since the beginning of the war, close to two million Syrians have fled to Lebanon. About half of these don’t have official refugee status and therefore no access to official help. A mobile House-clinic, staffed by a team of Swiss Professionals, offers basic medical aid to refugees. Additionally, Middle East Aid is developing educational programs for Syrian children without access to schools.
In Switzerland, Middle East Aid is recognized as a non-profit union, and is tax-exempt. All financial contributions are tax-deductible.
We owe our contributors a great debt of thanks
By your cooperation, you contribute a crucial part of the work of Middle East Aid.