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Updates from Lebanon

by Anera

Jan 27, 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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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 πŸ’».⁣ 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 πŸ’ͺ🏽 so much this year in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan thanks to supporters like you. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

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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 The well was outdated and in very poor condition, making it difficult to pump water.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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Anera’s Women Can Program Helps Palestinian Baker Expand Her Business in Palestine

by Anera

Dec 18, 2019

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Meet Khyria, a baker from Qabalan, Palestine, locally famous for her giant bread loaves. β€œThe only thing I know for sure is baking,” says Khyria. β€œTo my neighbors, my bread is famous,” she says with evident pride. She mixes white and black wheat to make her own special flour mix. Sometimes she also bakes cookies…

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A Glimpse at Everyday Life in Palestine

by Anera

Dec 17, 2019

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What is life like in Palestine? There are too many occasions when violence and chaos threaten a dangerous disruption of everyday life in Palestine, even for those who are not directly involved. This is particularly true in one of the many Palestinian refugee camps where as many as one-third of all Palestinians live. For other Palestinians, the daily…

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What Is Development Aid?

by Anera

Dec 17, 2019

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When many people think of foreign aid, they picture NGO workers providing medical care or handing out supplies in the aftermath of a hurricane or an earthquake. They might also think of providing food to people living in poverty. While this kind of immediate aid is, of course, crucial, it’s not the only type of aid. One other…

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Human Rights Day

by Anera

Dec 10, 2019

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What is Human Rights Day? Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 β€” the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, often abbreviated as the UDHR. Article one of the Universal Declaration proclaims that β€œAll human beings are born free and equal in dignity…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Anera! – 2019

by Anera

Nov 22, 2019

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In 2019 we accomplished a lot together with our dedicated supporters. In 2020, we will work hard to do more and better. President & CEO Sean Carroll thanks members of the Anera community and lays out a vision for next year. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! – from your friends at Anera.

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Update from Gaza

by Anera

Nov 13, 2019

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Conflict between Gaza and Israel is once again escalating this week. The following account of the current situation for civilians in Gaza comes from a call with an Anera Gaza staff member. “It was quiet for about 6 hours overnight but the bombing started again at around dawn. “We’re all so tired of this in…

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