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Announcing Anera’s Back-To-School Campaign

by Anera

Aug 15, 2022

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As children are preparing to return to start a new school year, Anera is raising funds to support multifaceted projects that help disadvantaged students in Palestine and Lebanon. As students in Palestine and Lebanon return to school, Anera supporters like you can help ensure that they have an opportunity to receive a quality education. We…

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Youth In Lebanon Benefit From Life Skills Workshop

by Anera

Aug 12, 2022

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We invited youth to partake in a 20-hour life skills workshop. They learned about building leadership skills, such as teamwork.

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Anera’s Situation Report from Gaza

by Anera

Aug 8, 2022

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Our newest situation report comes one day after a ceasefire that ended three days of bombing in Gaza. Though the attacks were targeted, they led to many deaths and caused a lot of damage. They also ratcheted up the fear and trauma among Gaza’s residents, who are still coping with the aftermath of the May…

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“We’re Inside a Shroud”

Aug 8, 2022

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“Thank God we survived physically. But psychologically we are inside a shroud.” These were the words from one of our Gaza colleagues this morning. As of this writing, the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza is holding up. Life is returning to normal, such as it is. People are back at the markets and on the…

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Gaza is Being Bombed Again

by Anera

Aug 6, 2022

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Gaza is experiencing its second day of bombing, with 20 Palestinians killed (including five children) and over 100 wounded, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Israeli media reports two Israel soldiers lightly wounded by rocket fire from Gaza, and no Israeli civilians killed or injured. This escalation follows four major Israeli bombings of the…

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Clean Water and Solar Power for 10 Gaza Preschools

by Anera

Aug 5, 2022

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Thanks to generous funding from Zakat Foundation of America, Anera installed solar powered water desalination and purification units at 10 preschools throughout Gaza.

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Learning English in Lebanon Through ASU’s Online Education Program

by Anera

Aug 4, 2022

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Anera and ASU provide an online English language educational program geared toward adults and working professionals in Lebanon.

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An Update on Anera’s Shelter Project in Beirut

by Anera

Aug 4, 2022

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These residents of Beirut are finally safe and secure in their new and improved homes and businesses Two years ago today, a devastating explosion wracked the port in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2020. It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, damaging or destroying infrastructure across wide swaths of the city, killing…

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Food Parcels for Families in Gaza During Ramadan

by Anera

Aug 1, 2022

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Thanks to a generous donation from Helping Hand, Anera was able to distribute food parcels to vulnerable families in Gaza during the month of Ramadan.

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How Reverse Osmosis Desalination Works

by Anera

Jul 29, 2022

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Reverse osmosis is a water treatment process that removes contaminants from water by using pressure to force water molecules through a semipermeable membrane. During this process, the contaminants are filtered out and flushed away, leaving clean drinking water. Anera has installed 25 – and counting! – reverse osmosis systems across Gaza. The water that goes…

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