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Anera Then and Now

by Anera

Sep 25, 2018

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This page will revisit some of the thousands of projects and people who Anera has worked with over the years to see where they are now — from universities that got their start with Anera’s help to teachers who changed their classroom with new skills they gained. #anerathenandnow   For many years, the preschool in the…

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A Career in Early Childhood Development Leads Back to Palestine

by Anera

Sep 10, 2018

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By Dr. Ilham Nasser Dr. Ilham Nasser reflects on the journey that led her to work with Anera as an early childhood education specialist and become a leader in drafting and launching the first national curriculum for preschool and kindergarten education in Palestine. Research studies inform us that the first six years of life are…

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Blessed in My Activism

by Anera

Sep 6, 2018

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By Elaine Marie Kinch I’ve been concerned about justice and human rights since I was young. I became an activist after I began raising my children. For me, if people’s rights are violated, if they are systematically impoverished, then there can be no sustainable peace. One of my professors at the University of Wisconsin saw…

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Promoting Good Hygiene in Burj El Burajneh Refugee Camp

by Anera

Sep 5, 2018

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In the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon lies Burj El Barajneh; the most densely populated Palestinian refugee camp in the city and home to more than 17,000 registered refugees; all living within a mere 1 square kilometer area. Overcrowding, poor economic conditions, and social and political marginalization have made the community in this camp vulnerable…

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50 Photos for 50 Years

by Anera

Aug 20, 2018

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Anera is delving into our photo archives and featuring one emblematic photo for each year of our existence. The series will cover one decade at a time, starting in April and finishing in August, when the organization first opened its doors 50 years ago. #anera50for50   The Fifth Decade: 2008-2018 Throughout the West Bank and Gaza,…

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World Humanitarian Day 2018

by Anera

Aug 10, 2018

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Sunday, August 19, commemorates the ninth annual World Humanitarian Day, a global observance of the violence, challenges, changes and hazards millions of civilians and volunteers in conflict-ridden countries face every day with bravery, resilience, selflessness and sacrifice. Unfortunately, in many cities and countries around the world, refugees and civilians fight for their lives, struggle to find shelter,…

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Three Generations of Support: Our Family & Anera

by Anera

Aug 9, 2018

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By Betty Sams   In August of 1967, 50 people from all over the U.S. came to our home in Bethesda, Maryland for dinner. It was two months after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, and they represented the many different committees that had mobilized to raise and send aid to the Palestinians, both those who were…

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Anera & Americares: 25 Years of Partnership in Medical Aid

by Anera

Jul 20, 2018

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Two principles stand as cornerstones in the enduring partnership built by Anera and Americares: efficiency and impact. For 25 years, shipments of medical aid and supplies requested by health workers have allowed local organizations to respond to the direct needs of communities deprived of health resources across Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza. “Together we…

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No More Studying in Rented Storage Rooms

by Anera

Jul 20, 2018

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The original Hatta Basic Co-Educational School suffered from a shortage of classrooms and overcrowding, with about 40 students in each class. The local village council was forced to rent two additional classrooms outside the school premises to accommodate a growing number of students. These rooms were not fit for the purpose of teaching, lacking proper…

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Planning a brand refresh? Six lessons learned.

Jul 9, 2018

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Anera has just gone through a rebranding process in recognition of 50 years of impactful work. We are well known and highly regarded – thanks to our great staff – and our logo is everywhere in Palestine and Lebanon. So, why rebrand? Anera’s staff and board leadership agreed it was time we entered the modern…

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