Who We Are

The Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees “DSPR” of the Middle East Council of Churches “MECC” started in 1948 as an ad-hoc ecumenical group with both international and local spirited clergy and lay people to tend to the trauma of over 726,000 Palestinian refugees from the first Arab-Israeli war.

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What We Do

DSPR focuses on empowering people and giving equal opportunities to refugee through our various programs such as Economic & Social Justice programs, Water, Emergency relief and Environmental resource management

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Where We Work

DSPR eventually evolved into five Area Committees one each in Jerusalem and West Bank; Jordan; Lebanon; Galilee and the Gaza Strip coordinated through a Central Office that is located in East Jerusalem since 1997.

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2022 Year In Review


anemic children were treated


received food parcels


got psychosocial support

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