Lebanese girl doing schoolwork in a classroom
Middle East
The countries that make up the Middle East are some of the most continuously inhabited, historically important, religiously diverse and disputed lands on earth.


The significant political and religious differences in this region too often have resulted in conflict, injustice and poverty that have kept children from experiencing the freedom they need to reach their full potential. We have been working in the Middle East for more than 35 years and currently have long-term development projects in Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza and Lebanon. We are also working with partner organizations to support the needs of those affected by increased violence in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.

Related Publications

On the Road to Somewhere


Fears and dreams: turning hope into reality for Syria's children


No Choice: It takes a world to end the use of child soldiers in Iraq

Refugee boy during Syria Crisis

Syria Crisis

The Syria Crisis has now been raging for seven long years. More than six million people have been forced from their homes within Syria, fleeing Aleppo and other centres of conflict and pouring into new areas which are already troubled and insecure.