ANERA in the News
ANERA Continues Support for Farmers in Al Mawasi [Arabic]
Fixing Broken Promises of City Life
Health risks are high when refugees move in huge numbers to new locations. ANERA health and in-kind manager Dima Zayat discusses the situation in Lebanon. Read the full article in the Novo Nordisk TBL Quarterly.
6 Facts about Life in Lebanon for Palestinian Refugees
High unemployment is first on this list of 6 horrible facts about living conditions for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, which uses ANERA’s 2012 refugeereport as a reference. Read the full list on StepFeed.
Interview with Arab Voice
ANERA President Bill Corcoran talks to Arab Voices in Houston about ANERA’s programming and the situation on the ground for Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon. Listen to the full interview on Arab Voices.
Recycling for Survival in Gaza
Rania Elhilou, ANERA communications officer in Gaza, pens an op-ed about the ingenuity of people in Gaza who are recycling for economic reasons to cope with the 10-year blockade. Read the full article on Mondoweiss.
Interview with Bill Corcoran about the Refugee Crisis in Lebanon
An interview with ANERA President Bill Corcoran about the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Lebanon, and what this means for the stability of the country and the 400,000+ Palestinian refugees also residing there. Read the full interview on NOW Media.
DIYAFA Association Launches Website in Lebanon [Arabic]
The DIYAFA Association, a rural tourism network in Lebanon implemented in part by ANERA, launches its website and hosts a ceremony attended by Lebanon’s Minister of Tourism, Michel Pharaon. Watch on The Lebanese Broadcast Corporation.
ANERA Partners with El Quds Society to Restore Land [Arabic]
In Khan Younis, ANERA partnered with El Quds Society to reclaim 360 dunums (88 acres) of farm land. Read the story on The Palestinian Information Center or Al Atwan Voice.
ANERA’s Rania Elhilou on Palestine TV [Arabic]
Palestine TV interviews Rania Elhilou in Gaza and reports on ANERA’s land restoration program taking place in Khan Younis. The program has helped 120 farming families bring their farms back to life. Watch the video.
Farmer to Farmer Initiative in Gaza [Arabic]
An article about farmers in the land restoration program who are sharing their produce with poor families displaced in the 2014 bombings. Read the full story on Al Atwan Voice.
Distribution of Potato Seeds in Khan Younis [Arabic]
Op-ed: What About the Refugees Left Behind?
As the Syrian refugee crisis spreads to Europe, ANERA president Bill Corcoran urges the international community not to forget about the many millions of Syrian refugees in the Middle East, nor about the host countries like Lebanon that have severely strained resources. Read the full article on The Huffington Post.
Bill Corcoran Discusses Refugee Crisis on The Bill Press Show
ANERA President Bill Corcoran talks about the plight of 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the challenges organizations like ANERA face in providing services to refugees spread haphazardly throughout the nation. Watch the interview on The Bill Press Show.
Palestinian Scholarship Student in Lebanon Places Second on National Exams
Marwa Dirawi graduated from high school in Lebanon with the support of an ANERA scholarship. She scored second nationally on the Lebanese National Levels and will go on to study mechatronic engineering in college. Read the story on Al Watan Voice.
ANERA Analyzes Gaza Reconstruction & Humanitarian Needs
The 2014 war in Gaza left the economy and thousands of families devastated. ANERA released a a report discussing the extent of the damage and determining the needs for recovery. Read the story on Arab America’s website.
Besieged and Ignored: Gaza One Year Later
An editorial on the state of Gaza one year after the Israeli military invasion in July 2014. Includes quotations from ANERA president Bill Corcoran about the challenges of raising money to help a region that so often faces major destruction. Read the article on the World Policy blog.
ANERA and QRC Partner in Gaza Water Project Deal
ANERA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Qatar Red Crescent to conduct a project to deliver drinking water to several districts of Gaza City. The half million dollar project will start by the end of August 2015. Read the story on Qatar News Agency and on Al Watan Voice.
New Water Project for 120,000 in Gaza
A brief article introducing ANERA’s new water project with Qatar Red Crescent, which will alleviate suffering for 120,000 people by giving them access to clean drinking water. Read the story on The Peninsula Qatar.
New Sports Center to be Safe Haven for Youth in Nahr El Bared
A brief article about ANERA’s partnership with Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) to build a community sports center for youth in Nahr El Bared camp, Lebanon. ROTA goodwill ambassador and social media sensation, Ghanim al-Muftah, is helping raise funds for this project. Read the story on Gulf Times.
International Book Bank Interviews ANERA’s Jennifer Ibrahim
Jennifer Ibrahim, Director of Programs at ANREA HQ, speaks to International Book Bank about a recent disbursement of thousands of books to Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Read the interview on the International Book Bank blog.
Interview with ANERA president Bill Corcoran [Arabic]
In this interview, Bill Corcoran discusses problems Gaza is currently facing, such as reconstruction, unemployment, restrictions and political obstacles. He also explains ANERA’s history in the region and gives some updates on current projects in Gaza and the West Bank. Read the story in Alhayat Aljadida.
Meet Hamila, 110-year-old Bedouin Grandmother [Arabic]
An article profiling Halima Hamdan from Al-Khasa village in East Bethlehem. Her story is one of suffering and unceasing resilience. Read the story in Al-Noura News [Arabic].
An interview with ANERA’s Bill Corcoran on Lebanon crisis
In an interview with Georgia State University’s Turkey “Study Abroad Think Tank,” ANERA president Bill Corcoran discusses the difficulties in delivering service to refugees amid compounding crises in the Middle East. Listen to the podcast on the GSU Turkey 2015 website.
Humanitarian talks families in Gaza Strip
ANERA president Bill Corcoran speaks at North Carolina State University about the severity of issues faced by Palestinians in Gaza and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Read the story on Technician Online.
Gazans haunted by psychological trauma of war
In an article about the aftermath of recent violence in Gaza, ANERA President Bill Corcoran talks about the emotional and psychological damage inflicted on Gaza’s youngest residents. Read the story in Gulf News.
For Syrian refugees, no end to the suffering in sight
With refugees from Syria and Palestine now accounting for one-fourth of Lebanon’s population, an op-ed by ANERA’s Bill Corcoran addresses the shortfall of aid and resources in a crisis far from over. Read the story in the Raleigh News Observer.
New Public Park Opened in El Bireh
The latest Al Bayyara park is opened in West Bank town of El Bireh. Read the story in Al Watan Newspaper.
Everything Needed in Gaza Depends on Israeli Approval
In an article about Gaza’s reconstruction needs after the war, ANERA president Bill Corcoran talks about challenges for NGOs operating there. Read the story in Arab News.
You Can’t Print a Photo From Outer Space
Website offering scarves with special design of Gaza as seen from space has designated ANERA as a recipient of funds from its Dignity Fund. Read the story on GOOD Magazine online.
Gaza Donors Want Assurances Cycle of War is Broken
Donors gather in Egypt to talk about how to fund the reconstruction of Gaza in the wake of the summer’s bombings. ANERA’s Paul Butler talks about the challenges head for rebuilding Gaza on NPR. Listen to the story on NPR.
Kuwait Donates $1 Million to ANERA to Help Palestinian Children
End of Israeli Blockade, Key to Start Rebuilding Gaza
The reconstruction of Gaza relies on opening access into Gaza for the raw materials, as ANERA president Bill Corcoran explains in this article about Gaza’s reconstruction. Read the story on devex.com.
Where is Accountability for Gaza’s Children?
The compelling piece about the vulnerability of Gaza’s children during the war includes ANERA president Bill Corcoran’s observations about their special challenges and their needs. Read the story on Al Jazeera’s website.
HPIC Mobilizes to Respond to Gaza Humanitarian Crisis
HPIC is in the process of initiating a global response to this desperate humanitarian situation in coordination with its partners in the UK and Gaza. In Gaza, one of these partners is ANERA – one of the few international organizations that consistently gets health care and humanitarian supplies into Gaza. Read the story on HPIC website.
Unsung Heroes of Gaza War
Haaretz blogger Bradley Burston lists ANERA among those he offers thanks for “helping people for whom the war struck with devastating impact and profound tragedy.”
Medical Aid Reaches Gaza Before Borders Close
Just before the violence in Gaza escalated Direct Relief was able to get its shipment of vital medicines to Gaza hospitals, thanks to ANERA. Read the story on Direct Relief website.
Living Gaza’s Horror from Beyond its Borders
ANERA director of development, who is from Gaza, describes what it’s like to follow the Gaza conflict and his family’s suffering from a distance. Read the commentary on Huffpost
A new Oprah Winfrey television production produced a documentary about Lebanon and featured ANERA as a valuable non-profit working there. Watch the video.
Living in a Horror Movie: Gaza
ANERA communications officer in Gaza writes what it is like to raise and protect a family in Gaza in the middle of conflict. Read the story on salon.com, Read an oped about her journal on OpedNews, Read some of her journal on NPQ
Gaza Under Fire
ANERA communications officer in Gaza speaks with German radio about the terror of living through the bombings in the current conflict. Read the interview on 1Live website.
ANERA’s Work With Children
ANERA president Bill Corcoran speaks with Kuwait TV about the early childhood development initiative in Gaza that is improving and expanding quality preschool education for children. Watch the video on Kuwait TV.
Helping Refugees From Syria in Lebanon
ANERA Lebanon Country Director Samar El Yassir and Director of Donor Development Hani Almadhoun talk about the humanitarian assistance for refugees from Syria’s conflict on Radio SouriaLi. Listen to interview (from :10)
Lebanon: Healing the Hurt Among Refugee Children
What Does Normal Mean in Gaza?
ANERA Gaza communications officer Rania Elhilou describes the difficult and challenging conditions that Gazans are suffering in this column for the Orlando Sentinel. Read the commentary in Orlando Sentinel, and ArabAmerican.com
Palestinian Authority Inaugurates New Preschool
The Ministry of Education officially opens the first preschool class within an existing government elementary school, which was designed and constructed by ANERA. Read the story in Maan News Agency, Wafa News Agency, PNN, Al Ayyam, El Watan Voice.
Syrian Crisis is Creating a Lost Generation
ANERA’s director of donor development Hani Almadhoun writes a compelling commentary about the plight of Palestinian refugees from Syria after visiting Lebanon’s refugee camps where they are sheltering in dire conditions. Read the commentary on Huffington Post.
ANERA Inaugurates West Bank Preschools
ANERA completed major renovations on the preschools in the West Bank communities of Beit Mirsim and Anab Al Kabir, with funding from Dubai Cares. Watch a clip about the inauguration ceremony on Dubai TV.
Refugees and Caregivers in Lebanon
ANERA writes about the relief program, funded by UMCOR, that is helping to ease the burden for refugee families who have fled the Syrian conflict and found shelter in Lebanon. Read the story on UMCOR’s site.
ANERA Presents Early Childhood Development
ANERA’s manager for the early childhood development program Sulieman Mleahat discusses the program, from its inception to the great strides ANERA has made in mapping out a strategy for ECD in West Bank and Gaza. Watch the video of his presentation at Brookings Institution.
ANERA’s Work with Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
ANERA president Bill Corcoran and director of donor development Hani Almadhoun talk about ANERA’s work on The Bridge, a popular TV show on Al Jazeera English. Watch the video on Al Jazeera.
ANERA Report on Early Childhood Education
ANERA publishes a key report on early childhood development in West Bank and Gaza. Read the story and report in Al Watan.
Community Meetings in Bill’in for Water and School Projects
Community Meetings in Nahalin on Water Project
ANERA Wins Third OCHA Grant for Lebanon
ANERA wins a third OCHA grant to help Palestinian refugees from Syria who have fled to Lebanon for shelter. Read the story on PNN.
Palestinians from Syria Flood Lebanon
Palestinian refugees from Syria seek shelter in Lebanon’s overcrowded camps. Read the story on OCHA website.
Floods in Gaza Strip Exacerbate Humanitarian Crisis
ANERA president Bill Corcoran’s commentary about humanitarian crisis for Gazans as torrential rains cause massive floods and displace more than 5,000 Gazans. Read the commentary on Al Jazeera website.
Gaza is Victim Once Again
ANERA president Bill Corcoran’s commentary about deteriorating conditions in Gaza due to tight border closures. Read the commentary on Huffingtonpost.com.
Don’t Forget the Palestinians
Interview with ANERA president Bill Corcoran about emergency relief operations for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon and about deteriorating conditions in Gaza. Read the interview in Saudi Gazette.
ANERA Delegation Visits PNN in West Bank
ANERA president Bill Corcoran visited the PNN headquarters in the West Bank during his trip to the Middle East. Read the story on PNN.
Making a Difference
The Mary Affifi park in Nahr El Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon is a safe oasis for children in the overcrowded refugee camp. Read the article in Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
Double Refugees Strain UNRWA Resources
Surge of Palestinian refugees from Syria are straining UNRWA resources in Lebanon camps, already overcrowded and burdened by decrease in UNRWA funds. Read the article in the Daily Star.
Palestinian Refugees from Syria Face Many Challenges
Palestinian refugees from Syria face a mountain of challenges in overcrowded camps in Lebanon. Their needs are many, as documented in ANERA’s needs assessment. Read the story on Middle East Monitor.
ANERA Wins Non-Profit Impact Award
ANERA won award for the best use of integrated marketing for its fundraising campaign for emergency relief to Palestinian refugees from Syria. Read the story on MarketWatch.com.
Palestinian Kids Hold Soccer Tournament Despite Tensions in Lebanon
Palestinian youth in northern Lebanon overcome sectarian tensions through a “Sports for Peace” soccer tournament in Beddawi camp. Watch the video.
Refugee Crisis in Lebanon Takes Extra Toll on Women
Among the tends of thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria, women are suffering the hardest burdens, from caring for their families living in poverty and dire conditions to enduring the hidden traumas — physical and emotional violence. Read the story on Al-Monitor.
Gaza Again Falls Victim to Egypt’s Turmoil
An oped by ANERA president Bill Corcoran talks about the deteriorating conditions and widening humanitarian crisis in Gaza because of closed borders and interaction with neighboring Egypt. Read the oped on Huffington Post.
ANERA Awarded Grant for Major Infrastructure Development Project for West Bank
USAID has awarded ANERA a multi-year grant to implement major infrastructure repair and development projects across the West Bank. Read the news in Al Quds, Maan, Al Ayyam, Al Hayat, Al Jadeeda, PNN, WAFA, and Raya.
Limbo is a Town in Palestine
A commentary by ANERA president Bill Corcoran about the economic challenges facing Palestinians in the Wet Bank and Gaza. Read the oped in The Hill’s Congress Blog.
Plight of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
An interview with ANERA president Bill Corcoran about the dire conditions of Palestinian refugees from Syria and what can be done to help them. Read the interview in Daily Star.
TOMS Shoes for Gaza children
ANERA delivered new TOMS Shoes to thousands of Gaza children who couldn’t believe their good fortune. Read the feature story on TOMS website.
Kuwait Humanitarian Role Goes Beyond Borders
Kuwait has contributed to ANERA’s work with children in Gaza. Read the article on Kuwait National News Agency.
Palestinians Are Forgotten in Syrian Conflict
Jim Zogby’s commentary about the plight of Palestinian refugees from Syria cites ANERA’s assessment of their needs. Read the oped in The National newspaper.
Palestinian Refugees from Syria are Extremely Vulnerable
Commentary by Samar El Yassir, ANERA Country Director Lebanon, 5/30/13. Read the commentary on al-monitor.com.
UMCOR Shipment Delivered to West Bank
ANERA delivers UMCOR shipment of donated birthing kits and other supplies for newborns to West Bank clinics. Read the article on the UMCOR website.
ANERA Delivers TOMS Shoes to Gaza
ANERA delivered TOMS shoes to thousands of Gazan preschoolers for second year in a row. Read the article on Maan News Agency.
ANERA Assesses Needs of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon
New Water Project in Um Salamuneh, West Bank
ANERA Builds New Health Clinic in Atuf
Inauguration ceremony for new health clinic in Atuf, built by ANERA with USAID funding. Read the article in Al Quds, Al Ayyam, Al Hayat, Palestine News Network, and Maan News Agency. Listen to coverage on Radio Bethlehem.
Kuwait Gives ANERA $1 Million for Work with Gaza Children
ANERA welcomes the third annual Kuwait donation of $1 million for work with Gaza children. Read the story on Palestine News Network.
Interview with ANERA staffer in Gaza
In the wake of the 2012 bombings, Palestinenote interviews an ANERA staffer in Gaza about the NGO’s work both for urgent relief and long-term development assistance. Listen to interview by Palestinenote.
West Bank Farmers at ANERA Agriculture Conference
ANERA organized an agriculture conference to review best practices and innovations for for farmers. Read the article in Al Quds newspaper.
Israeli Strikes Hit a Gaza that Grows Darker by the Day
Gaza communications officer Rania Elhilou describes daily struggles living with continual, prolonged power outages that affect health and other vital services. Read the commentary in The National newspaper.
Gaza humanitarian work
Gaza office manager Sabah Al Moghrabi is interviewed about ANERA’s experience and work in Gaza. Listen to the interview on Women FM radio-Ramallah.
Gaza humanitarian situation
ANERA President Bill Corcoran is interviewed about humanitarian situation in Gaza. Watch the interview on Al Jazeera TV.
Is Gaza Liveable?
ANERA staffer in Gaza responds to a UN report about life in Gaza. Read the blog on Interaction.
Dubai Cares Supports Palestinian Preschoolers
Sports Empowers Youth in Refugee Camps
As part of Huffington Post’s Olympics series, ANERA highlights a young soccer player from Nahr El Bared refugee camp in Lebanon. Read the blog on Huffington Post.
Let’s Read Program Teaches Literacy to Palestinian Youngsters
ANERA’s early childhood development program in Gaza is teaching preschoolers reading and love of learning. Read the article in Publishing Perspectives.
Thank You from ANERA Supporters
ANERA’s supporters thank TOMS for their generous donation of shoes for Gaza preschoolers. Read TOMS Shoes blog.
Lebanon Palestinians Face Region’s Worst Conditions: NGO
ANERA’s report “Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon” is cited in article about living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon’s camps. Read the article in the Daily Star, Google News via AFP, and Al Ahram.
Raba Village Inaugurates First Water network and Reservoir
ANERA Launches Preschool Reading Program in Gaza
Food Security Means Water Too
As G8 leaders gather to discuss food security issues, ANERA president reminds them that water scarcity is a serious obstacle to sustainable development. Read the commentary on Huffington Post.
USAID official Mara Rudman Visits West Bank Project
In Gaza and West Bank, Seeds of Sustainable Development
What is sustainable development? A commentary by ANERA country director Paul Butler. Read the commentary in The National.
Kuwait Donates $1 Million to Support Gaza Children
Improving Vocational Education
Fostering new skills and new attitudes in Lebanon, ANERA explores the benefits of vocational education in Palestinian camps in Lebanon. Read the article in Monday Developments magazine.
Food for Thought
Putting food on the table for American families is a pleasure but for many around the globe it is a major challenge. Commentary by ANERA president Bill Corcoran. Read the commentary on Huffington Post.
Specialized Course for Mothers,Preschool Teachers in Nablus
A special workshop on early childhood development was held in Nablus for mothers and teachers, in cooperation with ANERA. Read the article in Al Quds.
Home Gardens in Gaza
ANERA’s Home Gardens project was featured in an article about food security programs in Gaza to ease problems associated with unemployment and other struggles. Read the article in Al Ayyam.
Hayya Naqra! (Let’s Read) Brings Books to Neediest Palestinians
ANERA’s Early Childhood Development program in the West Bank includes a multi-pronged initiative to promote reading and storytelling that also develops teacher and parental interest and skills in reading. Read the article in Publishing Perspectives.
Anti Smoking Exhibit
PARD organized a mobile anti-smoking exhibit with ANERA to highlight effects of cigarettes on second-hand smoke and the environment. Read the article in Assafir.
Sewage Lines in Beit Jala Extended
ANERA has extended the sewage network in Beit Jala in the West Bank as part of USAID’s EWAS II program. Read the article in Al Quds.
Books Donated to Jordan Schools
ANERA distributes thousands of books donated by the International Book Bank to 40 Jordanian schools to help teach English to young students. Read the article in Al Rai.
ANERA and Holy Land Institute Partner for Program with Disabled
ANERA and Holy Land Institute collaborate on project for those with handicaps in Madaba Camp, Jordan. Read the article in Al Arab Al Yawm.
ANERA Renovates School in Jenin
Under USAID’s EWAS II program, ANERA completely renovated Fatmeh Khatoun Basic Girls’ School. Read the article on Palestine News Network.
A Light in Dark Places
An interview with ANERA president Bill Corcoran about ANERA’s start, its mission and current projects. Read the interview in Gulf News.
Overcoming Challenges of Breastfeeding
ANERA-Lebanon staffer Dima Zayat tells how she learned about breastfeeding through Creative Health Campaign’s awareness program. Read the blog on Interaction.
Telemedicine Session in Gaza
Participating doctors and medical experts received certificates for completing ANERA’s telemedicine classes in Gaza. Read the article on Maan News Agency.
Breast Cancer Awareness Project in Al Hussein Camp
In partnership with the Jordan Breast Cancer Projgram ANERA’s awareness campaign includes home visits to increase awareness on early detection of breast cancer for 6,000 women in Al-Hussein Camp. Read the article in Addustour.
New Health Project for Disabled in Madaba Camp
ANERA and the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf are implementing a health project for deaf persons in Madaba Camp. Read the article in PostJordan.
Should USAID Use Public Funds for Religious Entities Overseas?
In an article about the debate over funding for religious institutions overseas, ANERA president clarifies that some religious groups have helped fund repairs to schools and hospitals but not houses of worship. Read the article in The Forward.
Uncovering the Future
Thanks to ANERA’s plastic mulch program, some 70 workers have been hired from March to July to remove the plastic sheeting and clean the land for planting. Read the article on Palestine News Network.
ANERA Launches Initiative to Meet Education Needs of Palestinian Children
In an exclusive interview to KUNA, ANERA’s Education Program Manager Sulieman Mleahat stressed the importance to work with key educational stakeholders and ensure that preschool education as an integral part of an overall national early childhood strategy which ANERA is helping to develop. Read the article on Kuwait News Agency.
ANERA Names New Country Director for Lebanon
ANERA is pleased to announce that Samar El Yassir has joined the organization as Country Director in Lebanon. Ms Yassir is an experienced development professional who has worked in Lebanon in the field of social development for more than 20 years. Read the article on Arab Detroit.
NAAMA Establishes Emergency Medical Relief Fund
The National Arab American Medical Association announced the creation of the Emergency Medical Relief Fund relying on partners like ANERA to deliver relief supplies to the Middle East. Read the article on GlobeNewswire.
ANERA Launches Arabic Website
The Arab Detroit website has featured ANERA’s news about the launch of the Arabic language website. Read the article on ArabDetroit.
Egypt Tremors Felt in Gaza
A commentary by ANERA President Bill Corcoran about the recent events in Egypt and its impact on Gaza. With the decrease in supplies coming from Egypt through the tunnels, its more important than ever that necessary supplies get to families in need. Read the commentary on Huffington Post.
Dreams for Nahr El Bared Camp
A blog by Dr. Tawfiq Asaad, who works at Nahr El Bared’s Al Shifa Clinic. The clinic, which last year served 14,200 patients, receives donated medicines delivered by ANERA. Read the blog on Palestine Note.
ANERA Creative Health Campaign – Rational Use of Medicine
ANERA’s Creative Health Campaign is helping thousands of Palestinians in Lebanon, where 1/3 of refugees suffer from chronic diseases, to understand how to use medicine wisely. Read the article on WAFA News Agency and Yassour.
ANERA celebrates the completion of its Academic Support Program
ANERA and its local partners celebrated the successful completion of a one-year program of academic support to Jordanian and Iraqi refugee teens from underprivileged communities to improve their academic performance. Read the article in Almadenah.
West Bank Families Need More Support
New Equipment is Life Line for Gaza Blood Bank
ANERA’s story on the new shipment of vital medical equipment to the Gaza Blood Bank. Read the article on Palestine News Network.
ANERA Ceremony Honors Teachers
ANERA honored those teachers and partners who were vital in implementing the
“School Readiness Program for Vulnerable Iraqi and Jordanian Youth” in Amman, Jordan. Read the article in The Star.
American Aid Agency to Expand Outreach in Jordan
ANERA is expanding its programs in education and health in the Kingdom of Jordan, including after-school tutoring for Iraqi and Jordanian students and breast cancer awareness. Read the article in Jordan Times.
An Entrepreneur In The West Bank
The Social Activity Center, funded by IFAD and constructed by ANERA, has lent a helping hand – through a variety of social and educational opportunities – to the 10,000 residents of Beit Liqia. Read the article on Palestine News Network.
The Challenge of Feeding a Family in Gaza
The website featured an article by ANERA Communications Officer, Rania Elhilou, about the struggles of daily life in Gaza. Read the blog on Kabobfest.
Special Milk Is Formula For Survival
ANERA, through its In-Kind Program, delivers special food to children in Gaza and the West Bank who are unable to digest milk and who would otherwise be unable to eat. Read the article on Palestine News Network.
Celebrate the Holiday Season by Giving
ANERA was featured on columnist Amy Dickinson’s list of her favorite charities. Read the list on Ifpress.
Building a School in the Desert
ANERA has reinvigorated an entire community by entirely rehabilitating the local school and installing a water drainage system. Read the article on Palestine News Network.
USAID and the PWA Inaugurate New Water Reservoir in Bani Nai’m
ANERA has completed a new water reservoir with funding from USAID. Read the article on Reliefweb.
ANERA Tells an Important Story to Americans and Palestinians Alike
An article about the ANERA 2010 Annual Dinner, which featured hakawati entertainment and honored the states of Kuwait and Qatar. Read the article in Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
Breast Cancer Awareness Project in Jordan
ANERA’s expansion of the Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Read the article on Petra News Agency.
ROTA Grant for Refugees in Lebanon
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) has awarded a $280,000 grant to ANERA to advance the scope of training for Palestinian and Lebanese refugees.
The grant will improve formal and non-formal education of tens of thousands of displaced Arabs…over a period of 18 months. Read the article in The Penninsula.
The Story of One is the Story of All
In an interesting twist, ANERA’s 42nd annual dinner staged a series of five narratives from Middle Eastern farming communities. Read the article in Arab News.
Kuwait Honored by ANERA for Donations to Gaza
ANERA honored Kuwait, along with Qatar and the Firedoll Foundation, at the 2010 Annual Dinner. Kuwait donated $1 million to the Milk for Preschoolers Program in Gaza earlier in the year. Read the article on Federation of Arab News Agencies.
Special Milk Is Formula For Survival
ANERA, through its In-Kind Program, delivers special food to children in Gaza and the West Bank who are unable to digest milk and who would otherwise be unable to eat. Read the article on Palestine News Network.
Beginning in Gloom, Ending with Hope
ANERA, with funding from USAID, has renovated hospitals throughout the West Bank. Read the article in This Week in Palestine.
Progress Report on Early Childhood Initiative in West Bank
An update on ANERA’s Early Childhood Education Initiative. Read the article on Relifweb&gt;&gt;
Serving Ein El Helweh Camp in Lebanon
ANERA is providing health and education services in Ein El Helwah Camp, a refugee camp with over 70,000 residents squeezed into an area roughly 1.5 square kilometers. Read the article in Emirates Tribune and Reliefweb.
The Environmental Toll of the Gaza Siege
Huffington Post contributor, Hani Almadhoun, discusses the impact of closing Gaza on the local environment and people. Read the article on Huffington Post.
Agriculture Project Looks to Revive War-Ravaged Land
ANERA is working with the YMCA to revive land damaged during war in Lebanon by planting fruit-bearing trees, helping the environment and local farmers. Read the article in Daily Star.
Small Loans Empower Gaza Women
An article about ANERA’s Gaza Women’s Loan Fund and the empowerment of women through small loans, helping their business ideas come to fruition. Read the article on Palestine News Network and PalestineNote.
In the Shade of Olive Trees
ANERA’s renovation of the Al-Hussein Bin Ali Secondary School for Boys included a new auditorium, light fixtures and an emergency exit. There were also several unique additions – a dozen 30-year-old olive trees. Read the article on Palestine News Network.
Lebanon: Planting to Provide
ANERA is working with farmers in southern Lebanon to rehabilitate their lands and grow a variety of crops, from olive trees to wheat. Read the article on Reliefweb.
No More Flooding in Tubas
An article featuring ANERA’s project in Tubas, with funding from USAID, which installed a city-wide drainage system for its 70,000 residents. Read the article on Palestine News Network.
ANERA: $250,000 for Gaza Development
ANERA announced new funding for Gaza development projects.
The money, raised by ANERA from private donors, will be used to expand existing ANERA programs dealing with health, sanitation and food security. Read the article on Arab Detroit and Aljazeera.com.
Is There a Crisis in Gaza?
Watch ANERA President Bill Corcoran talking about conditions in Gaza on the show “Viewpoint with James Zogby.” Watch the video on Palestine video.
ANERA Spreading The Word About Breast Cancer In Palestine
ANERA has created a 12-page booklet, in close consultation with the Ministry of Health and ICF International, to distribute to women in the West Bank on how to check for signs of breast cancer and how to react if something suspicious appears. Read the article on Palestine News Network.
ANERA Names New Country Director
ANERA names new country director, based in Jerusalem, Dr. Kenneth Lizzio. Read the article on Arab Detroit.
Making Gaza One Huge Summer Camp
ANERA’s summer camps in Gaza will reach more than 500 children. Read the article on Palestine Note.
ANERA Helps Disabled Children of Sukhneh, Jordan
ANERA has announced its year-long, three-phase program, to help disabled children in the Sukhneh Camp, which will identify cases of hearing and visual impairment and other physical disabilities and provide appropriate diagnostic and rehabilitation services. Read the article on Arab Detroit.
Jericho Hospital, Ground Breaking Ceremony
The Palestinian Ministry of Health and USAID have announced a $2.5 million project to renovate Jericho Hospital, which serves more that 60,000 residents of Jericho and the Jordan Valley. Read the article in Maan News, Wafa News, Al Quds, Al Ayyam and Al Hayat.
Easing Gaza’s Blockade?
ANERA President Bill Corcoran has written about the impact of the border closure on Gazan families. Read the commentary on Huffington Post.
Gaza Notebook: One candle is Not Enough
ANERA’s Gaza Media Relations Officer tells a remarkable story about life in Gaza… in her own words. Read the commentary on Palestine Note.
Delivering Medicines to West Bank
ANERA’s has made a recent shipment of antibiotics for children in the West Bank, thanks to a donation from AmeriCares. Read the article on WAFA News Agency.
ANERA project pipes water to West Bank town
ANERA’s recent project in the West Bank town of Dar Salah has connected 100 homes to clean water. Read the article on Palestine Note.
Kuwait Donates $1 Million to ANERA to Help Gaza Children
The Kuwait government’s $1 million donation to ANERA will go toward Milk for Preschoolers and preschool rehabilitation projects in Gaza. Read the article in Arab Detroit, Brunei News, Kuwait Times, Palestine Note, Reliefweb, Kuwait News Agency, and Muslim.net.
Gaza One Year Later: Picking up the Pieces
ANERA President Bill Corcoran reports on the situation in Gaza a year after Operation Cast Lead. Watch the Jerusalem Fund video. Read the article on Palestine Note. Listen to interview on Chicagoland Radio. Watch interview on Viewpoint TV.
An Interview with ANERA President
ANERA President Bill Corcoran was interviewed on Al-Jazeera English on December 24, 2009 to discuss Gaza, one year later. Watch the Al Jazeera video.
UNRWA Determined Not to Scale Back
An article focusing on the impact of UNRWA on NGOs working with Palestinians, featuring ANERA Lebanon Country Director, John Viste. Read the article in Daily Star.
NGO Organizes Health Festival for Palestinian Children
Children at a Palestinian school in Bar Elias were treated to live theater and educational games over the weekend at a health festival organized by Children of Al-Jaleel Center together with ANERA. Read the article in Daily Star.
ANERA President on Gaza
A podcast with ANERA President Bill Corcoran about conditions in Gaza, one year later. Listen to Americans for Peace Now podcast.
Gaza’s Charity and ANERA Distribute Hygiene Kits to Poor Families
ANERA collaborates with one of Gaza’s humanitarian societies to distribute hygiene parcels to the neediest families. Read the article in Maan News, Al-Quds.net, and Al Ayyam. Watch the video on Nablus TV.
Celebrating healthy living
An article focusing on ANERA’s Creative Health Campaign in Lebanon. Read the article in Arab American News.
Palestinian Youths Dance Their Way to Washington
Fayyad, US Consul Unveil USAID Financed Samaritan Water Project
ANERA, with USAID financing, builds a water network on Mount Jerzim, near Nablus. Read the article on IMRA
Not One Penny Has Reached Gaza
ANERA is extensively quoted in this article about foreign aid in Gaza. Read the article in The National.
Day Camps Help Bbring Gaza’s Traumatised Children Back on Track
A short video piece about ANERA’s psychosocial work in Gaza. Watch the video on Al Jazeera International.
Tourism in the Lebanese Countryside finds its Way into Tourists’ Hearts of
A magazine spread about the network of bed and breakfasts participating in ANERA’s DHIAFEE program. ?Read the article in Arab Week Magazine.
The Doctor Who Delivers Before the Delivery
An article about Dr. Alfred Khoury, a long-time ANERA Board and Medical Committee member, who attended the American University of Beirut. Read the article in AUB Alumni Magazine.
Coping with the Invisible Wounds of War
Program creates safe environment for children and families to address trauma. Article by Michael Austin, ANERA Director of Online Giving and Direct Mail. Read the article in Monday Developments Magazine.
Goodwill for Gaza?
President Obama’s June 4 speech to the Muslim world was a welcome goodwill gesture toward healing relations. Right now though, the children of Gaza need action more than just words of goodwill. A commentary by ANERA president Bill Corcoran. Read the commentary in Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kuwait Times and Gulf Times.
Music Ensemble Ambitions in a World Divided
Article about Palestinian music ensemble: For four players from the Middle East, the hard part is finding neutral ground for rehearsals. Read the article in The New York Times.
Hearing Aaids Sent to Children in Gaza by Area Audiologist
As an audiologist of Palestinian descent, Randa Mansour-Shousher jumped at the chance to help when she learned children in Gaza needed hearing aids. Read the article in Toledo Blade.
Half of the Children are Barefoot
NGO Organizes Health Festival for Palestinian Children
Children at a Palestinian school in Bar Elias were treated to live theater and educational games by Children of Al-Jaleel Center and ANERA. Read the article in Daily Star.
Aid Groups in Gaza Complain of Pressure
Bill Corcoran is quoted in a story about the challenges of delivering relief to Gaza. Listen to the interview on NPR radio.
Plight of Palestinian refugees remains ignored – NGO chief
Bill Corcoran is interviewed about the plight of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. They continue to be largely ignored by the international community, especially in the wake of recent violence in Gaza. Read the article in Daily Star.
An Interview with Mary Kate Chaath, ANERA’s Director of Donor Development
Mary Kate speaks about ANERA’s history and current work in Gaza, Lebanon, the West Bank and Jordan. Watch the video from What’s Happening.
Pope’s Urging Brings Gaza Blockade to Forefront
An article about the Pope’s visit to the Middle East. Bill Corcoran is quoted talking about the hurdles to getting relief aid into Gaza. Read the article in Christian Science Monitor.
Life in Gaza
A blog entry by Warren Strobel, foreign affairs correspondent-McClatchy News, after interview with ANERA President Bill Corcoran . Read the blog Nukes &amp; Spooks-McClatchy News.
Gaza’s Broken Spine
An interview with Bill Corcoran, President of ANERA, on his recent trip to Gaza. Read the article in Arab News.
Interview with Suhail Khoury of the Oriental Music Ensemble
Suhail Khoury speaks about the performance at the Kennedy Center and the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music-Palestine where the ensemble members are faculty. Listen to the interview on WPSW Radio. Listen to the Kennedy Center concert.
Getting Aid to Gaza
A how-to of how to bypass Hamas in getting aid to Gaza. Read the article on Jewish Telegraph Agency.
Gaza’s Traumatized Children Can’t Wait For Violence to End
ANERA president Bill Corcoran talks about Gaza conditions in wake of 2009 war. Read the article in Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
Impressions From a Trip to Gaza
Radio host Hala Gores interviews ANERA President Bill Corcoran on her weekly show, “One Land Many Voices” about Gaza. Listen to the interview on KBOO-FM radio.
Impressions from a trip to Gaza
ANERA President Bill Corcoran speaks with James Zogby on his weekly TV show,“Viewpoint with James Zogby”. Watch the video of Viewpoints.
The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
ANERA President Bill Corcoran talks about trip to Gaza and economic and humanitarian needs of Gazans after the recent war. Listen to the Middle East Institute podcast.
What happened in Gaza during the war is worse than Tsunami
ANERA President Bill Corcoran calls for the borders to be opened in order to allow the flow humanitarian aid and materials for the reconstruction, and to secure the freedom of movement. Read the article in Al Quds and Al Ayyam.
Community Center Reopens in Battered Nahr Al Bared Camp
Amid the ravages of the Lebanese Army’s three-month 2007 battle, a hint of the long-awaited reconstruction effort was unveiled with the re-opening of the Beit Atfal Assamoud community center. Read the article in Daily Star.
A Future for Gaza’s Children
ANERA president Bill Corcoran expresses concern about those who survived 2009 bombings but who suffered physical injury and invisible wounds that will haunt them for years to come. Read the op ed in Washington Times.
Gaza After Bombings Stopped
“Our ANERA staff is in psychological and emotional shock right now. The bombing has ended and now they are seeing the full extent of the damage.” Watch the BBC World News interview. Listen to the Todd Feinberg radio interview. Watch the ABC News interview. Listen to the APN podcast.