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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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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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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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How is Your Money Used to Help Beirut, Lebanon?

by Anera

Aug 14, 2020

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Relief for BEIRUT: We can, together, deliver relief quickly to Beirut. People all over the world are helping Anera ship emergency supplies to Beirut in the wake of the blast that damaged much of the city. Our medical donations team is working now on eight major shipments of donated medical aid from trusted partners to…

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Emergency Response in Lebanon

by Anera

Aug 5, 2020

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You’ve been hearing from us about the dire situation in Lebanon. Yesterday’s events are unprecedented. After the cataclysmic blast in Beirut, Lebanon needs your help. Beirut woke up today to over 300,000 homeless, thousands injured and likely hundreds dead from yesterday’s blast. Your support is needed today to get critical medical and humanitarian supplies to…

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A Brief Status Update on the Explosions in Lebanon

by Anera

Aug 4, 2020

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A massive explosion in the port rocked downtown Beirut this afternoon, with shockwaves felt many kilometers away, as far as Cyprus. At least 10 people have been reported dead thus far, and over 1,000 people injured. Preliminary reports from authorities are suggesting it was an accident. Thankfully, all of our staff are unharmed, although some…

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