NEF Launches Traveling Exhibition

In honor of the Centennial of the organization’s founding and of the Armenian Genocide, NEF has created a 27-panel traveling exhibition. LEARN MORE


NEF Pledges Clinton Global Initiative Commitment To Action To Support Syrian Refugees And Host Communities

This month, we announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Middle East & Africa Meeting our Commitment to Action to build economic resilience among urban refugees and poor members of their host communities in Jordan and Lebanon. LEARN MORE


NEF Launches New Youth Empowerment Project in Morocco

The Near East Foundation recently held two workshops to launch the Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurship in Morocco (EYEM) project… LEARN MORE


In low-income communities in Azizeya and El Miniya, Upper Egypt, 115 new jobs were created through small and microenterprises.

  • Restoring Lives, Restoring Mali

    For a year, Kaadi struggled to get water to his rice fields. His earthen irrigation quickly fell apart. With some training from NEF, a few donated supplies, and his own hard work, his fortunes turned for the better just as fast.

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  • Refugees get a hand up – not a hand out

    Mustafa and his father escaped violence in Iraq in 2012. Since then, the struggle to survive where they can’t work allowed an old art form to flourish. NEF taught them to take their skills to the next level.

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  • Financial Independence in a Close-Knit Community

    Khadija is a single mother in the West Bank who started a clothing shop to give herself financial independence. NEF and the Rangoonwala Foundation to gave her the knowledge to expand and market her skills while completely taking over operation of her business.

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