Middle East/North Africa Region
Special Olympics' work has been expanding rapidly in the Middle East/North Africa Region—including our Health and Family programs, Athlete Leadership and Unified Sports.
Stories from Middle East/North Africa
It is the Special Olympics belief that all athletes are champions, and the purpose of holding sports competitions is to recognize the bravery and abilities of the athletes in our communities. In my role as a Special Olympics coach, Special Olympics Iran athletes taught me about the pivotal role that the Special Olympics athletes play in society.3 Min Read
Three Special Olympics athletes are featured in the recently released New York Times Best Seller Humans.1 Min Read
Youssef saw his friends beaten and bullied, then he was beaten and bullied—all because they have intellectual disabilities. Instead of giving up, he became determined to show the world that people with ID can do anything “if only we are given the chance.”2 Min Read
Middle East/North Africa Contact Information
Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics Middle East North Africa (SOMENA) region and programs.