AFSC's work in the Middle East began in 1949. In the aftermath of World War II, AFSC gained experience resettling refugees and displaced persons, and was asked by the United Nations to organize relief efforts for Palestinian Arab refugees in the Gaza Strip. This continued until the United Nations Relief Works Agency began operations on May 1, 1950. From the time of our initial engagement with refugees in Gaza, AFSC has been committed to peacebuilding as well as relief efforts.
Jerusalem, Ramallah & Gaza
AFSC started working in Israel and Palestine in 1948 when the organization was asked by the United Nations to respond to the needs of those displaced during the 1948 war.
AFSC supports multiple initiatives in Jordan. We focus on enhancing civic engagement, providing platforms and resources for the support and implementation of community-led initiatives.
U.S. Palestine Activism Program
For decades, AFSC has worked to realize a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel.
Public Policy and Advocacy
AFSC has more than a century of experience working with communities across the globe. In our policy and advocacy work, we bring these perspectives to the U.S. capital, United Nations, and other policy bodies.