Middle East

View from a blown-out window in Munir Ibrahim al-Masri's home in Beit Hanoun, north Gaza. The home sustained significant damage during the recent Israel-Hamas conflict. MCC, through partner Al Najd Development Forum, provided emergency bedding supplies to al-Masri's family and other displaced households in east and north Gaza in late July 2014
                             .MCC staff and staff from partner Al Najd Development Forum met with families in east and north Gaza who received emergency assistance during the Israel-Hamas conflict in July and August 2014. MCC partnered with Al Najd and Canadian Foodgrains Bank to provide blankets, mattresses and food parcels to displaced Gazans. (MCC Photo/Alain Epp Weaver)

By Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach Mostafa is 7 years old and lives in Gaza. Last summer a missile from an F16 came through a window and damaged his home. Mostafa and other children tell their stories in a brief video put together by the Culture and Free Thought Association, an organization that provides creative programs for…

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A view of the arches under Khaju Bridge, Isfahan, Iran. (MCC Photo/Cheryl Zehr Walker)

There has been a lot of focus in the media on the agreement reached July 14 between Iran, the United States and five other nations. This one-page handout addresses some of the frequently asked questions about the agreement, including why Mennonite Central Committee supports it. Frequently asked questions | Christian leaders express support for Iran…

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By Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach Forty years ago, in April 1975, the Vietnam War came to an end. But that same month, a civil war was beginning in another part of the world. The war in Lebanon would eventually take the lives of an estimated 150,000 people and devastate the country’s infrastructure, before coming to an…

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Six months since donors pledged $3.5 billion towards Gaza’s recovery, many people are worse off, according to a report issued earlier this week by 46 aid agencies, including Mennonite Central Committee. An estimated 100,000 people are still homeless and many are living in makeshift camps or schools. The report’s main recommendations are: End the cycle…

Read more Humanitarian agencies call for end to Gaza blockade