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Addressing Period Poverty: Challenges and Solutions in Lebanon, Gaza and Beyond

June 10, 2024

This report examines the severe impact of period poverty on women and girls in Lebanon and Gaza. In Lebanon, menstrual product prices have surged by 500% since 2019, forcing many to use unsanitary alternatives, worsening health risks and social stigma. In Gaza, ongoing war has intensified the crisis, leaving many without access to basic menstrual hygiene products and facilities, leading to severe physical and mental health issues.

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Gaza and West Bank Response Log

In this log, Anera will provide updates on unfolding situation in Palestine and our response. Please stay tuned for the latest information.
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Empowering Mothers and Children Through Mental Health

In Lebanon, mental health is a pressing issue exacerbated by the country’s ongoing war in addition to the economic and social challenges.

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The Power of Community and Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

Since the war in Gaza began, Anera has seen an unprecedented increase in peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns from around the world. These campaigns have been instrumental in raising funds — nearly a quarter of a million dollars since the start of the war —and awareness for Gaza while demonstrating the diverse ways in which communities worldwide can unite to make a meaningful impact. Read on for some standout examples.

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2023 Highlights*

Our Impact

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Million in relief, health, education, and livelihood projects delivered in Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan.

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Gaza residents got improved access to water in Rafah, Beit Hanoun, and Deir El Balah, Gaza.

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Young people in Lebanon provided with vocational training in construction, healthcare, IT, etc.

*Anera's fiscal year 2023 (June 2022 - May 2023)