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World Water Day

by Anera

Feb 25, 2020

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Anera in Gaza — Driving Action for World Water Day 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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Hydroponic Greenhouse at the CSSL Women’s Center in Beit Hanoun, Gaza

by Anera

Feb 24, 2020

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Anera recently built a hydroponic greenhouse to take advantage of the open space on the rooftop of the Cooperative Society for Saving and Lending (CSSL) women’s center in Gaza. They are now growing organic produce like lettuce, cucumbers, green peppers, leafy greens and herbs like mint. The hydroponic system allows them to grow food using…

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Sustainable Energy in Palestine & Lebanon Through Solar Power

by Anera

Feb 21, 2020

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Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza must largely rely on purchasing electricity from Israel. The power supply is unreliable, and a financial burden for families. In Gaza, hours-long blackouts are an everyday occurrence. Because the electrical supply is unpredictable, people often have to drop everything when the lights turn on to do chores and…

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Ramadan 2020

by Anera

Feb 21, 2020

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Each year, during the month of Ramadan, Anera delivers food packages to those in need in Gaza and Lebanon. Over the years, members of the Anera community have written about the meaning Ramadan holds for them and the importance of solidarity. In the U.S., Anera is hosting several Ramadan events this year. Check back, as…

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Updates from Lebanon

by Anera

Feb 14, 2020

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October 17, 2019 marked the onset of ongoing public protests in Lebanon in which hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets nationwide. A series of mismanaged crises that hit the country in the preceding weeks, including a dollar shortage, gas stations on strike, and taxes imposed on basic commodities and services, triggered…

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Hydroponic agriculture

by Anera

Feb 10, 2020

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Hydroponic cultivation can play an important role in meeting food security challenges. A small area can produce many fruits and vegetables at a very low cost with little more than PVC pipes and a small pump to circulate nutrients. Gaza, with one of the highest population densities in the world, is in dire need of…

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Understanding Agriculture in Palestine and How Aid Can Help

by Anera

Feb 7, 2020

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How does development aid help Palestinian agriculture? Learn why aid is essential to agriculture in Palestine & some of Anera’s recent programs.

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Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank are finding careers in coding & technology

by Anera

Jan 24, 2020

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We’re so proud of our first class of Palestinian graduates from the anera+RBK program. Our graduates come from all over Palestine – from Gaza and the West Bank. Their hard work and dedication will take them far – with careers in coding and technology 💻.⁣ See how the anera+RBK program works 🎦⁣

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This is what you made possible in Palestine, Lebanon & Jordan in 2019. Thank you!

by Anera

Jan 7, 2020

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We accomplished 💪🏽 so much this year in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan thanks to supporters like you. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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Water for 20,000 Palestinians in Jabalia Refugee Camp, Gaza

by Anera

Dec 23, 2019

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Living close to a working water well is a lifeline in Gaza. Unfortunately, this was not the case for the residents of Jabalia refugee camp. The well was outdated and in very poor condition, making it difficult to pump water. Given the Gaza power crisis and the intermittent supply of electricity, residents needed a water…

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