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
Three Special Olympics athletes are featured in the recently released New York Times Best Seller Humans. In the book, author Brandon Stanton shares stories and photographs from more than 40 countries, each drawn from his popular website and social media series called Humans of New York, which The Washington Post described as "one of the most influential art projects of the decade."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.