Recovery and Reconstruction
When a humanitarian crisis strikes in Lebanon, Gaza or the West Bank, ANERA is there to rebuild what is damaged or destroyed so Palestinian families can get back on their feet
ANERA’s sustainable response
With the support of ANERA’s donors, our staff of capable engineers re-establishes water connections to people’s homes and repairs neighborhood sanitation systems. We restore vital infrastructure like schools, community centers, medical facilities and parks. Our staff is creative and efficient, using recycled materials when fresh supplies are not available, adding equipment when a school is restored but lacking tools for the classroom or playground materials.
ANERA helps families rebuild their livelihoods, also a casualty of conflict and crisis. We give loans to small businesses, help entrepreneurs get started, provide reconstruction jobs, and train young people in much-needed job skills. And, we are there for years to come to sustain that support.
Recovery and Reconstruction Stories
ANERA’s emergency water project in Gaza restored water for families after the 2014 bombings. Wafa describes what life was like without water.
“Before the wastewater network was installed, sewage used to flood into the streets…”
Every year, the 22,700 residents of Qabatia faces the same challenge – rainwater flooding.
“No words can describe the excitement of having water in my house!” exclaims Sabah Shabat, a grandmother of five.