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Health Care System in Palestine

by Anera

Sep 21, 2020

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Palestinians struggle to receive adequate healthcare due to strains on their system such as unemployment, utilities & poverty. See how you and Anera can help!

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COVID-19 in Lebanon and Palestine: Anera Response Log

by Anera

Sep 18, 2020

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We will update this log regularly to provide an ongoing report back to donors on the ways Anera is responding during this COVID-19 crisis. We will also be providing occasional updates about conditions on the ground and our staff. Please visit and share this page often! We are also creating Arabic-language COVID-19 health materials addressing…

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Repairing Damaged Homes After the Beirut Blast

by Anera

Sep 17, 2020

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Anera is working with partners like Muslim Aid, to repair damaged homes in Beirut, Lebanon. On August 4, 2020 at around 6 PM local time, a pair of explosions rocked Beirut, Lebanon’s capital. In a city of 1.9 million, at least 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Initial reports estimate the cost of…

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Beirut Explosion: Responding in the Aftermath

by Anera

Sep 17, 2020

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A cataclysmic explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020 killed over 180 people and injured another 6,500. It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. Emergency rooms are over capacity with badly injured people, and medical supplies are quickly being depleted with no restock available. A large swath of the city has been…

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Fearful, sad and shocked in Gaza

Sep 15, 2020

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“‘Fearful, sad and shocked,’ this is how I feel right now,” says Ahmad Najjar. Luckily, we received two shipments of PPE shortly before the outbreak in Gaza. An interview with Ahmad Najjar, Anera’s medical donations program coordinator in Gaza I was shocked when I heard about the discovery of the first four cases of COVID-19…

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Delivering Hot Meals for Quarantined COVID-19 Patients in Lebanon

by Anera

Sep 10, 2020

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In Lebanon, Anera is delivering hot meals to COVID-19 patients quarantined in their homes. With the ongoing economic and political crises and the lack of social services, many families have become food insecure. The August 4 explosion at the port in Beirut made matters worse. These deliveries come at a critical time for families trying…

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Delivery of PPE to Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza

by Anera

Sep 3, 2020

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In Gaza, Anera’s medical donations team delivered COVID-19 emergency medicines 💊 and PPE 😷 to Shifa Hospital. These deliveries are vital with coronavirus cases rising in Gaza. Thank you 🙏🏽 Ray of Light Foundation for the funding that made this vital purchase possible.

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Rebuilding Beirut

by Anera

Aug 26, 2020

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Rebuilding Beirut: The World Responds After Blasts Rock Lebanon’s Capital. An Anera on-the-ground report on the damage the explosions did to Beirut and the resulting response.

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We’re Going Through Another Tough Period in Gaza

Aug 25, 2020

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Last night, we learned that there are four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gaza. Though this might not sound like many, it’s a huge concern here. These are the first known cases that have been detected outside of the quarantine centers located at the Rafah and Erez crossings into Gaza. Up until yesterday, we…

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Shipment of Emergency Medicines Arrives in Beirut

by Anera

Aug 24, 2020

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After the Beirut explosion on August 4, 2020, Anera worked with our partners Direct Relief, the American Task Force for Lebanon, FedEx and others to put together a 56-ton shipment of emergency medicines and health care supplies. Learn about the shipment’s journey from the US to the Rafik Hariri Hospital in Beirut.

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