KinderUSA (Kids In Need of Development, Education, and Relief) was founded in 2002 with the belief that all children are entitled to their rights to survival, health, shelter and education. In particular, KinderUSA has been addressing the humanitarian needs of children in both occupied Palestine and the refugee camps of Lebanon. The organization’s central goal is to alleviate the suffering of children and their families–regardless of ethnicity or religious beliefs–through educational, rehabilitation, and health programs for people living under the horrors of conflict and occupation. KinderUSA believes that every child deserves the opportunity to flourish in an environment free of fear and uncertainty.
A 2018 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported KinderUSA’s emergency food distribution food program in Gaza.
The Cultures of Resistance Network’s support during the height of the 2009 conflict in Gaza helped feed over 25,000 children and their families. A 2012 grant supported KinderUSA’s expanded tutoring program in Gaza, reaching 100 struggling students from impoverished families.