Middle East/North Africa Region
A crowd is watching as fireworks going off behind a stage with a backdrop that reads: IX MENA Games.
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.
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Humans bookcover and listing on The New York Times Best Sellers list and image of three athletes on the right.
Three Special Olympics athletes are featured in the recently released New York Times Best Seller Humans.
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Two image of Yossef: on the left he is running on the right he is sitting behind a computer.
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.”
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Middle East/North Africa Contact Information
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35 Gezirat El-Arab St., Mohandiseen
Giza 12411
Egypt
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Office: +20 (2) 3793 6418
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Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics Middle East North Africa (SOMENA) region and programs.