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Our Environment, Our Home – A Walk in Lebanon’s Woods

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Jul 27, 2021

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100 of Anera’s youth volunteers set out on a mountain hike in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley to clean trails and learn more about ecology.

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Delivering Vital Medicines and Supplies to Hospitals and Clinics Across Gaza

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Jul 20, 2021

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Over the last month our Gaza medical donations team has been working around-the-clock to deliver vital medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics across Gaza. So far we have delivered:

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Lebanon Situation Report

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Jul 16, 2021

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According to the World Bank, Lebanon currently faces one of the worst economic and financial crises anywhere on the planet. Beginning in 2019, the Lebanese pound’s (LBP) value decreased by 90%. Lebanon’s GDP contracted 6.7% in 2019 and 20.3% in 2020, and in 2021, the GDP is expected to contract 9.5%. The crisis decimated the…

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World Youth Skills Day 2021

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Jul 15, 2021

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July 15 is World Youth Skills Day, a day meant to celebrate the creativity and resilience of youth, and also to recognize the importance of giving young people the training and skills for employment and entrepreneurship. At Anera, our youth education programs are a priority, as we recognize the significance of this day and helping…

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Remembering Two Special Anera Supporters

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Jul 12, 2021

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We are sad to report that, in May, Anera lost two valued members of our community: Joseph Asfour and Michael Hudson.

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Updates on the Crisis in Palestine

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Jul 1, 2021

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We will continue to update this page to reflect the latest on the situation in Palestine (Gaza, West Bank) and Anera’s response. Help provide emergency support in Palestine Despite the ceasefire, Palestinian families face enormous challenges working to recover and rebuild in the wake of Israel’s recent bombing of Gaza. In East Jerusalem and the…

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World Refugee Day 2021

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Jun 30, 2021

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Did you know that one percent of the world’s population is displaced? That’s roughly 80 million people. Of that, 5.6 million are Palestinian — the largest group of refugees in the world. While it’s important that we honor and celebrate refugees on World Refugee Day, marked each year on June 20, we must remember them every day….

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Nabil is Using Vocational Education to Find Work in Lebanon

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Jun 21, 2021

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Nabil is a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. He is taking Anera’s vocational education course on plumbing to help position himself to find decent work in Lebanon’s grim labor market. Not only is he learning practical skills, but he is helping to restore houses to make them livable for their residents.

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COVID-19 in Lebanon and Palestine: Anera Response Log

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Jun 11, 2021

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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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Anera Reads

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Jun 8, 2021

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What we’re reading These are some of our staff’s favorite books that give some context to life, history and culture in the countries where we work: Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. We also feature some writings that describe the experiences of refugees and other communities related to those we serve in the Middle East that may…

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