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COVID-19 in Lebanon and Palestine: Anera Response Log

by Anera

May 22, 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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Providing food for those in need in Gaza and Lebanon during Ramadan

by Anera

May 20, 2020

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GAZA LEBANON Every year during Ramadan, Anera assembles food parcels with an array of pantry essentials for hungry families in Gaza and Lebanon. This year, due to the economic distress caused by COVID-19, our food parcels were even more important. To meet the heightened need, we have expanded and incorporated new elements into our distributions…

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A Sustainable Response to COVID-19 in Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugee Camps

by Anera

May 20, 2020

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Anera’s staff in Lebanon are making their communities better during COVID-19 with sustainable solutions.

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What Does it Take to Assemble Food Parcels for Ramadan in Gaza?

by Anera

May 19, 2020

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What does it take to put together a sustainable food parcel in Gaza? Anera’s Rania Elhelo explains the process — from the greenhouse, the warehouse and to Palestinian families’ homes. Anera’s food parcels provide Palestinian families enough food for a month while providing income for Palestinian farmers who supply fresh produce.

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On This Land | على هذه الأرض

by Anera

Apr 22, 2020

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We have on this land that which makes life worth living We have on this land all of that which makes life worth living The opening lines of famed Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s poem are an apt reminder that we are all responsible for preserving and protecting the lands we call home. Refugees have a…

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A letter to the U.S. Administration from humanitarian organizations

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Apr 6, 2020

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On Friday, April 3, Anera joined 13 other humanitarian organizations in urging the State Department and USAID to resume funding for humanitarian and development programs in the West Bank and Gaza to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The other signatory organizations are the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), CARE, Catholic Relief Services (CRS),…

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Anera’s Lebanon Work in the COVID-19 Era

by Anera

Mar 26, 2020

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“What does it mean when you shut down a country that was already impoverished and broken?” This is the question Anera’s country director Samar El Yassir poses. No one knows the answer yet, but, based on the facts we know, it can’t be good. Most businesses are closed, which means that day laborers, drivers, and…

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World Water Day

by Anera

Mar 20, 2020

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World Water Day Isn’t Just Once a Year at Anera Securing access to clean, drinkable water for all is one of the most critical priorities in communities affected by war and displacement. This achievement can’t come in the form of a handout or temporary solution — to make meaningful change, it must involve sustainable, long-term…

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An update on our work during the pandemic

by Anera

Mar 19, 2020

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Anera is carefully following the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for our people, partners and programs. Our thoughts and best wishes for health and safety are with everyone in the Anera family  – staff, donors, partners, funders, and most particularly the Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese and Jordanians living in the vulnerable communities where we work…

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Providing for Family While Reducing Flooding in Gaza, Palestine

by Anera

Mar 16, 2020

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With funding from Islamic Relief USA, Anera hired 30 laborers to remove accumulated dirt and sand from 1,800 storm drains in Gaza City during heavy rains. The work mitigates flooding and benefits 400,000 residents. The views expressed herein are those of Anera and shall not, in any way whatsoever, be construed to reflect the official…

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