NEF Launches Programs to Assist Syrian Refugees and Members of their Host Communities

NEF recently launched new programs with the aim of reducing negative coping strategies among vulnerable and urban Syrian refugees and their host communities by building food and economic security. Click on the ‘Help Syrian Refugees’ link to see how you can help! LEARN MORE


VIDEO: A Lasting Impact, NEF Celebrates a Century of Service

NEF premiered this brief video at our Centennial Gala to share our work over the past 100 years of building more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa. Check it out to learn more about NEF and our work! WATCH HERE


VIDEO: A Malian Village Adapts to Climate Change

The story of how a small rainwater collection dam in village of Pélou came to be is a short but meaningful reflection of NEF’s work around the world. Partnering with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bamako, NEF and the village leaders discussed how to best improve the livelihoods and food security of the people in the area. WATCH HERE


women survivors of gender-based violence in Armenia received business and vocational training in 2014

  • 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.

  • Refugees get a hand up – not a hand out

    In an effort to expand her cheese making business, Hana sought help from the Near East Foundation. This help included business and marketing training, as well as capital. She hopes to increase her cheese production and move into the production of other dairy products.

  • 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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