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A Primer on Water in Gaza

by Anera

Oct 21, 2021

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Our Anera materials have often quoted the statistics that say somewhere between 90% to 97% of Gaza’s water is undrinkable. The numbers come from a multitude of trusted sources, including our own teams of engineers on the ground. Perhaps you have wondered how Anera is making a difference in Gaza then, given that the numbers…

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A Timeline of Crises in Lebanon

by Anera

Oct 15, 2021

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Lebanon is in survival mode. Yesterday hours of protests and gunfire killed six people and injured more than 30. The economy has collapsed, there is no functioning government, families have only a few hours of electricity a day and the healthcare system is struggling to stay afloat. We’ve created a timeline to show you how…

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Mental Health Medicine in Gaza

by Anera

Oct 6, 2021

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Dr. Rosaline Al-Qishawi, in conversation with Anera’s Rania Elhelo. Dr. Rosaline Al-Qishawi has been working at Shifa Hospital’s psychiatric department for 21 years. Rania: What are the main challenges facing you at your work in the mental health sector? Rosaline: The biggest one is the shortage of essential medicines in Gaza. This psychiatric unit at…

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A Preschool for the Children of As-Sammu, Palestine and for Generations to Come

by Anera

Oct 4, 2021

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The newly finished As-Sammu Preschool was handed over to the Palestine Ministry of Education by Anera for use by Palestinian preschoolers and for generations to come.

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Anera Celebrates Its 53rd Annual Gala

by Anera

Oct 4, 2021

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Coming Together With Hope Anera held its 2021 Global Gala on Friday, October 2. For the second year in a row, the primary event was virtual. Anera hosted a small, in-person viewing party in Washington, DC for vaccinated members of the board of directors, staff, sponsors and honorary hosts. Taking advantage of the online format,…

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Anera Restarts School Meals in Gaza for New Academic Year

by Anera

Sep 27, 2021

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Anera has relaunched its integrated school feeding program this month, which coincides with the return to in-person classes at schools in Gaza. We began serving the freshly prepared daily meals again on September 15. The program serves 12 preschools across Gaza, reaching 1,428 children. It hires 100 local farmers to provide fresh produce and 40…

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Dr. Vicken Kalbian: a Steadfast Friend to Anera and to Palestinians

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Sep 7, 2021

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Anera is mourning the death of Dr. Vicken Kalbian, who died on Friday, September 2, 2021, at the age of 96. His influence and leadership has been seminal to Anera for over four decades. Long a pillar of Jerusalem’s medical community and one of its most celebrated and accomplished physicians, Vicken maintained his commitment to…

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4 Reasons to Care About Humanitarian Funding Needs in 2021

by Anera

Aug 18, 2021

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Humanitarian funding provides vulnerable groups the resources they need to restore a happy, healthy state of life. Around the world, people need a helping hand following natural disasters and political unrest. The aid they receive thanks to humanitarian funding serves many vital purposes. Humanitarian aid can save lives in times of crisis, and it can…

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International Youth Day 2021: Empowering Youth in Palestine & Lebanon for the Future

by Anera

Aug 12, 2021

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Youth make up the majority of the populations in Palestine and Lebanon and are central to many of our program successes. Anera recognizes that youth hold the key to a better future.

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Combating Food Insecurity in Gaza and Lebanon

by Anera

Aug 10, 2021

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GAZA Background Since the blockade of Gaza started 14 years ago, the economy of the territory has been stagnating. Add to this intermittent bombings and a global pandemic and you have a recipe for food insecurity. More than two-thirds of Gaza’s 2 million residents are food insecure. Anera’s Response This Past Year Food Vouchers Anera…

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